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Stories about Education

27 May 2020

Has COVID-19 worsened or improved Jamaican family dynamics?

COVID-19

The COVID-19 restrictions in Jamaica have diminished some families' already limited economic power while heaping additional responsibilities on parents. How are different types of families coping?

29 April 2020

Trinidadian Tony Hall, visionary of ‘play and performance’, leaves behind a precious legacy

In a career that spanned five decades — in his words, “play and performance in space, street, stage and screen” — nothing Hall ever worked on was short of original...

16 April 2020

COVID-19 exacerbates inequalities in Trinidad & Tobago's education system

COVID-19

"The [Ministry of Education] was utterly tone-deaf and did not effectively address my concerns."

14 April 2020

Sierra Leone lifts 10-year ban on pregnant girls attending school

Sierra Leone finally lifts a discriminatory policy that barred pregnant girls from attending school in a new bid to form a more inclusive nation and address injustices against young women.

8 April 2020

COVID-19 on the frontline: Insights from an Australian humanitarian nurse

COVID-19

"there are areas around the world where people cannot buy soap and do not have access to running water. It is these countries that will suffer the most..."

27 March 2020

Musicians in East Africa rush to produce ‘corona’ songs — even as the industry falters

COVID-19

As COVID-19 sweeps through Africa, musicians have taken a hit with canceled concerts, festivals, tours and interrupted studio time. Yet, they have risen to the challenge by composing catchy tunes.

20 March 2020

With no confirmed cases of COVID-19, Mozambique prepares for looming outbreak

COVID-19

Mozambique hasn't yet closed its land borders, but has imposed a 14-day quarantine for people arriving from affected countries and prohibited gatherings with more than 300 people.

19 March 2020

Refugees in Ethiopia's camps raise privacy and exclusion concerns over UNHCR’s new digital registration

Advox

Biometric registration enables refugees to secure a digital ID that gives them access to aid. Their use has raised serious concerns about privacy and exclusion among refugees in Ethiopia.

14 March 2020

Trinidad & Tobago clamps down as two cases of COVID-19 are confirmed

COVID-19

Schools have been closed, cruise ship arrivals have been suspended, and major events have been cancelled as the government tries to contain the spread of the virus.

13 March 2020

‘Linguistics is in everything’ from astronomy to everyday life, says this linguist from Trinidad & Tobago

"Trinbagonians are connected through a shared linguocultural history and present — we don’t have to constantly define or explain or substitute our words in our conversations."

12 March 2020

In shooting for the stars, this Trinidad & Tobago linguist highlights how language connects us

[The names are] "the linguistic manifestation of the clash of Amerindian, African, European and Asian cultures which led to the Creole language and culture."

11 March 2020

Czech Republic introduces drastic measures to deter spread of COVID-19

COVID-19

All schools will be shut down for at least the next two weeks.

10 March 2020

This chief hopes Yorùbá speakers adopt his newly invented ‘talking alphabet’

Rising Voices

Writing Yorùbá in Latin script may soon become a thing of the past as one Yorùbá man, Chief Tolúlàṣẹ Ògúntósìn, has invented a writing system to encode the Yorùbá language.

5 March 2020

From Sweden to Mexico, indigenous people explain why their languages are disappearing

The Nordic regions of Europe are thousands of kilometres away from Mexico or Peru, but both witness the destruction of their native peoples' identities

27 February 2020

Mitrovica Rock School unites young Albanians and Serbs in a segregated Kosovo city

In a segregated Kosovo city, where residents rarely talk to people of different ethnicity, a school restoring the rock music tradition of former Yugoslavia builds friendship between Albanians and Serbs.

25 February 2020

“Parental pin”: the Spanish far-right's fight to control public education

The Spanish political party Vox is demanding the right to prevent their children from being educated about feminism, equality or sexual diversity.

21 February 2020

Macedonians shocked over discovery of child ‘fight clubs’ in Skopje

Videos show dozens of adult spectators cheering as boys of school age fight on.

18 February 2020

Life on the margins: The Lyuli people of Uzbekistan

Aleksandr Barkovsky, a photographer who has worked with the community, says that ordinary Uzbeks still know little to nothing about their Lyuli neighbours.

China travel ban heightens threats to Australia's trade, tourism and education sectors

COVID-19

"#Coronavirus is more than a minor cold for the Chinese economy... They’ve got more to worry about than another week’s travel ban to Australia."

14 February 2020

Floating classrooms bring education to flooded communities in Bangladesh

Floating schools are providing much-needed primary education to Bangladeshi children who are cut off from schools during monsoon season.

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