Education

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Best start to education for thousands of preschool children in Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps

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They are the same as children all over the world,” says the Kindergarten teacher. “They need to be prepared for school. Preschool is important for their psychological well-being and to prepare them for life. I love it here. I treat each and every child like they are my own. I dedicate part of my salary to buy them toys and games.”

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“11”: Four decade-old songs renewed in album from children in Syria and the Middle East

UNICEF produces its first ever children’s songs album in cooperation with renowned musician Jad Rahbani and the European Union

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Elias Rahbani Studio - Beirut, Lebanon. Elias Rahbani songs workshop. 50 children in two groups gather to learn singing together with Jad Rahbani as part of the EU regional trust fund - Madad in response to the Syria crisis. This workshop is part of a three-country wide project covering Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. For most of these children, it is their first time in a recording studio.

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75 per cent of children with disabilities in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia left out of inclusive, quality education

Better access to assistive technologies could drastically increase number of children with disabilities in school

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A girl at the TUMO Centre for Creative Technologies. Over 7000 children between 12 to 18 attend workshops and activities at the centre. The membership is free and children have access to the centre and follow programmes based on their own interests.

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Dominican Republic to Scale Up Efforts in Improving Learning

The World Bank approved an additional financing of US$100 million to help the government improve the quality of education and learning in the Dominican Republic.

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On their epic journeys, migratory birds connect nations and inspire people, UN says on World Day

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Sanderlings, the small wading birds pictured here, are long-distance migrants, wintering south to South America, South Europe, Africa, and Australia.

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UNESCO supports world leaders in galvanizing coordinated action for girls’ education

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UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay, along with world leaders, notably French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, called on the international community to do more for girls’ education and “Leave no girl behind.” They reaffirmed their political and financial commitment to undertake individual and collective action to break the barriers to girls’ education by 2030.

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Investing in Social Services and Early Childhood Development in FYR Macedonia

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors, on September 13, approved a USD 33.4 million loan to help advance the social protection and early childhood education and care (ECEC) systems in FYR Macedonia. The Social Services Improvement Project will help address the challenges that are particularly associated with social exclusion of vulnerable groups and the low quality and fragmentation of ECEC and social services.

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More effort needed to improve equity in education

Social background remains the main factor impacting participation in education and learning, and on economic and social outcomes, according to a new OECD report.

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One Year after Hurricane Irma, Save the Children Remains Dedicated to Restoring Early Learning Programs, Helping Children Heal Emotionally

A year after Hurricane Irma’s powerful winds and flood-inducing rains brought mass destruction across Florida, Save the Children remains on-the-ground in the Sunshine State, committed to restoring early learning programs and helping children heal emotionally from the distress of the catastrophic storm.

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Literacy and skills development: International Literacy Day, 8 September 2018

UNESCO will award its Literacy Prizes on 7 September on the eve of International Literacy Day, celebrated every year on 8 September. The theme chosen for 2018 focuses on literacy and skills development.