Stories about Development from August, 2016
There's Finally a Programming Language in Bengali Script, Thanks to ‘Potaka’
"We have been looking forward to a coding language in Bengali for a long time. Why should our higher learning and computer learning be in a foreign language?"
Brazil’s Highest Mountain Is Reopening for Ecotourism Guided by the Yanomami People
Closed off to tourists since 2003, the trail to Brazil's highest mountain is set to reopen in 2018, managed by the indigenous peoples themselves.
The ‘Different Yet Equal’ Protest Politics of Sri Lanka
The vigil highlighted that the insecurity felt by some Sinhala Buddhists continues to persist, despite the fact that they remain the country's majority community.
‘Disappointed’ Activists Criticize India's ‘Iron Lady’ for Daring to End Her 16-Year-Long Hunger Strike
"They want me to remain a martyr forever. But I can’t always be a martyr."
Jalaur Mega Dam in the Philippines Threatens to Displace Indigenous Peoples in Panay Island
"The people who will be most affected by the project do not approve of the project."
The Two Argentineans Showing the ‘Other’ Side of Education Are Now in Colombia and Ecuador
Our second post on the fascinating journey of these popular educators who are looking to learn, interconnect and publicize 'the other education' that social movements in Latin America are promoting.
Activists in Puerto Rico Are Fighting to Keep Beaches Public
Activists, academics, and environmental experts are coming together under the slogan, "The Beaches belong to the People", to protect public maritime spaces and the Puerto Rican ecosystem.
#RallyForTheValley Brings Attention to the Plight of Dam Victims in India
"They should have initiated the rehabilitation of people in the affected areas first, and then only started the work..."