Yearly Archives: 2013

October 10, 2013
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After the Doors are Opened: Why Teachers in Rural Africa are Key to Girls’ Success in School

This story is part of the line-up to commemorate International Day of the Girl Child. By Brooke Hutchinson, Co-Director, Camfed USA Graduating from high school can be an insurmountable challenge for girls in rural areas of Africa. Even when the …View More  > 

September 19, 2013
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One Simple Way to Make the World Better: Educate our Daughters

This blog originally appeared on the Teach for America blog site on 17 September 2013. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” William Butler Yeats wrote that, and I believe it. As a …View More  > 

September 19, 2013
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Are Children Ready to Learn?

This blog originally appeared on the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific blog site on 16 September 2013. By Chemba Raghavan The most critical period in a child’s life is between 0 to 8 years; this is when the child’s brain undergoes …View More  > 

August 6, 2013
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We Can No Longer Wait: Now is the Time for Action!

By Modou Nyang, UNGEI Youth Delegate, The Gambia NEW YORK, 11-12 July 2013 – Travelling to the United Nations headquarters in New York was a great and exciting experience for me, but what was more exciting and memorable was going …View More  > 

July 29, 2013
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Inspirations from Malala

By Kobusingye Daphne, Training Volunteer, Girls’ Education Movement (Uganda) With the world increasingly facing economic, social and technological change and development, education is playing a central role in facilitating adaptation and adjustment to those changes. Innovation, creativity, IT, computer knowledge, the basic …View More  > 

July 29, 2013
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How One Girl’s Education Took Her to the Top of the World and Beyond

This blog originally appeared on the World Food Program USA‘s blog site on 29 July 2013. By Chrissy H. For an educated girl, the sky is truly the limit. For Nimdoma Sherpa, the chance to go to school fed her …View More  > 

July 22, 2013
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Who is Out of School and Why?

This blog originally appeared in the WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) blog site on 22 July 2013. By Josephine Bourne, Associate Director for Education, UNICEF There are 57 million children out of school – over half will go to school …View More  > 

July 12, 2013
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Celebrating Malala Day: Putting the Spotlight on Girls’ Education

By Nora Fyles, Head of the UNGEI Secretariat “They will not stop me. I will get my education, if it is in home, school, or any place.” – Malala Yousafzai These are the words of a courageous activist for education …View More  > 

July 12, 2013
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2013 Malala Day: 66 Million Ways to Change the World

By the East Asia and Pacific Regional UNGEI 66 million girls around the world are out of school. Many of them are still fighting for their right to education. These are the girls who, like 15-year-old Chas Lida from Cambodia, …View More  > 

July 12, 2013
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Every Girl Has the Right to an Education

By Nigel Chapman, Chief Executive, Plan International Every girl has the right to an education. But for many girls across the world, an education is nothing but a dream – and a dangerous dream at that. Last October, 14-year-old schoolgirl …View More  > 

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