Category Archives: Conflict

Spotlight on Nigeria’s education crisis

Education in Nigeria is in crisis: 10.5 million children are out of school, more than in any other country, and over half of adults in the country are illiterate, a legacy of decades of poor education. In response, the United … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Equality, Gender, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Primary school | 7 Comments

Education is our weapon of choice

July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day, a celebration of Mandela’s work and that of his charitable organizations. Education is a key part of this message for positive change. Going to school is about more than developing skills: it is … Continue reading

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Syria conflict takes a heavy toll on education

The conflict in Syria is causing severe damage to the education system, according to a new report by UNICEF on the country’s two-year crisis. Thousands of children are being kept out of school by the violence. Some have already missed … Continue reading

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From the streets of Sudan: Khalid’s story

The winner of the 2012 EFA Global Monitoring Report art contest, Khalid Mohamed Hammad Elkhateem, knows the importance of education. His winning artwork “In the middle of nowhere” describes how youth of today are lost in the mismatch of skills … Continue reading

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Conflicts are one of the biggest barriers to Education for All

The devastating effect conflicts have on education was the focus of the 2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report. As part of our 10th anniversary countdown to the launch of the 2012 report on October 16, we asked Prof. Alan Smith from our … Continue reading

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Put Education First – share our flyer

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched his Education First initiative today. To support the rationale for choosing access and learning as two of the three key aspects of the new Initiative, we have collected some key statistics below. These include a … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict, Health, HIV/AIDS, Literacy, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Secondary school, Skills | 1 Comment

In South Sudan, many girls are missing out on school

Today, July 9, South Sudan celebrates its first anniversary. Since independence, education has been a key priority for the government. But many challenges remain – especially girls’ access to education. It’s been a rough start for the world’s youngest country. … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Donors, Finance, Governance, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Refugees and displaced people | 10 Comments