Category Archives: Africa

Bring back our Nigerian school girls

The recent abduction of girls from a school in Borno state in the north east of Nigeria has sent shockwaves not just through the country but around the world. Within the space of two years, two separate violent incidents involving schoolgirls … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Conflict, Equality, Gender, Human rights, Out-of-school children, Rural areas | 4 Comments

250 million children not learning – but has there been any progress?  

By Chris Berry, Education Head of Profession at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, to be launched in the United Kingdom on April 7, makes a crucial contribution to our understanding … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education | 2 Comments

Poverty holds back learning in Kenya

Margaret, a teacher in Nairobi, is the fifth participant in our 10-week #TeacherTuesday campaign. She works in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa, helping children find an escape route from poverty through their education.  Margaret was born in … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Literacy, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Primary school, Quality of education, Teachers | 4 Comments

PHOTO BLOG: The state of girls’ education around the world

To tie-in with the release of the Gender Summary of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013/4 published by UNESCO to mark International Women’s Day, this photo blog tells the story of the state of education for girls and young … Continue reading

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Malawi: A shortage of teachers is putting children’s learning at risk

Esnart, from Malawi is the first participating teacher in our ten-week #TeacherTuesday campaign. She describes what it’s like teaching over 200 children under a tree, and explains how the huge shortage of trained teachers in the country is having detrimental … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Developing countries, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Gender, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Rural areas, Secondary school, Teachers, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Share your views on the forthcoming 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report

The 2015 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) will review how much the EFA movement has contributed to ensuring that all children, young people and adults have benefited from the right to an education that meets their basic … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Finance, Gender, Governance, Innovative financing, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, North America, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Rural areas, Secondary school, Skills, Teachers, technology, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Children need to be taught in their mother language

In many countries, children are taught in languages they do not speak at home. As we show in the 2013/4 EFA Global Monitoring Report, that can be a potent source of disadvantage. Children need a chance to learn in their … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Gender, Language, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Rural areas, Teachers | 6 Comments