Championing local leadership in development work is fundamental to long-term impact

The development sector replicates many of the very injustices it claims to work against, reproducing these historical power dynamics and stripping agency from the very people it claims to support. How can international organisations truly work towards equality when they underpay local staff, continue to think of development as unidirectional, and don’t allow for a true shift in power towards local leaders who most fully understand the needs of their own communities?

‘Half of the world’s refugee children out of school due to COVID-19’

The risks to refugee education do not stop with COVID-19. Attacks on schools are a grim and growing reality. The report also elaborates on Africa’s Sahel region where violence has forced the closure of more than 2,500 schools affecting the education of 350,000 students.

Skills-based volunteering: The sustainable option for training grassroots NGOs

CDV Global (Community Development Volunteer Global) is a UK based company that provides pro-bono training and development to these grassroots NGOs through skills-based volunteering programmes.

India’s New Education Policy: Coding education at grade 6, focus on achieving SDGs

The policy brings major changes in the areas of early childhood care and education wherein the pre-schooling years are in focus now.

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.
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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

By PETER IRUNGU 

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.
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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.
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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.

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