Fighting Poverty in Guatemala: Importance of Public Investment in Education

By Anna Heikkinen

Twenty years have passed since the end of the Guatemalan civil war. The country has managed to take notable steps fostering its economic and human development. However, inequality and poverty still remain at concerning level. Investing in education is what Guatemala urgently needs to raise its people out of poverty and continue the success story of its economy on a sustainable basis.

Lecturio to Provide Free E-Learning Resources to Improve Global Health

Lecturio, a German tech company, has announced the launch of MEDI, a new Medical Education Development Initiative that aims to support medical capacity building in the developing world.

Pakistan: Why Not Invest in Multigrade Teaching?

Dr Abdur Rehman Cheema

While it might take decades for the government to provide quality monograde education to remote rural population of the country, little investment in improving the quality of multigrade education can yield significant results for the otherwise marginalized and poor communities.

East African Countries Unlikely to Achieve MDG on Education, But Progress is Steady


A recently published UNSCO report shows that all 5 countries of the East African Community (EAC)- Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda,Tanzania and Uganda, failed to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on access to Universal Primary Education and Education for All targets.

Tourism for Change: An Inspiring Example from Cambodia

By Jenna Ke   With “adventurous living, responsible giving” as its tagline, PEPY, a non-profit organization based in Cambodia, aims to inspire people to become more responsible donors, travelers, and global citizens through educational tourism.

Child Friendly Spaces for Rural Children in Kashmir

By Sumera B. Reshi In the wake of a deadly natural disaster, Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs) in Kashmir, India serve as alternative spaces within villages for children to come together and engage in activities that allow both recreation and information. The CFSs allow the children from disadvantaged sections of the society to have an equal access to recreation and information.

Arts for Social Change? Creative Projects Empowering Women and Youth

By Federica Busiello When looking for empowerment projects, in a development context, we may think of livelihoods projects, vocational training and income generation activities, or projects that aim to improve access to or quality of education; or at least I used to. I have more recently come across initiatives that use arts for social change: projects that use a creative process to inspire those who participate to empower themselves.

Translators Without Borders: When Linguistics Saves Lives

By Mike Levin As of 2015, Translators Without Borders (TWB) is translating 800,000 words a month for 160 humanitarian organizations. Except for a small paid team in Nairobi, all work is done by volunteers. The demand is growing fast, which makes one wonder why it took so long for a global translation NGO to arrive.

Development as Freedom And Education

By Bak Hyejin Education can be regarded as a crucial factor for the development of capabilities as well as human development. A review of Amartya Sen's seminal work Development as Freedom.

How Free is Free Education in Kenya & Uganda?

Free education is a concept that is only free on paper, but the reality is, education in Uganda and Kenya is expensive. There have been cases where students had to buy a bag of cement, toilet papers and brooms for their school. And in some cases students who fail to make book donations to school have been sent away.