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· February, 2009

Stories about Education from February, 2009

Jamaica: Passion

Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Phlip republishes text from a lecture he gave about the importance of pursuing your passions.

Uruguay: Key Findings in Report on OLPC in Villa Cardal

OLPC News summarizes the key findings of a report that analyzed the pilot program of the One Laptop Per Child in Villa Cardal, Uruguay.

Iraq: Blogger's Birthday and Closed School

Sunshine, from Iraq, celebrates her 17th birthday, in a war-torn Iraq. Also in this post, Sunshine tells us why her school was closed.

Brunei: Fund drive for flood victims

As part of the efforts to collect donations for flood victims, charity drives have been organized in recent weeks in Brunei. The heavy downpour last month caused heavy floods and...

Nepalese doctors in the Philippines

Due to shortage of doctors in government hospitals, a province in the Philippines plans to import doctors from Nepal.

Egypt: Police Crack Down on Student Demonstration

The 21th of February 1946 marks a shameful memory in the modern Egyptian history. On that day, hundreds of students demonstrating on the movable Abbas Bridge were either shot dead...

Iran: Students protesting against martyrs re-burial are jailed

Up to 70 students from the Amir Kabir University in Tehran were arrested today, Tuesday 24th of February, while protesting against the re-burial of five anonymous Iran-Iraq War martyrs in...

Sudan: Mourning a Great Novelist and Musings on the ICC

After a long absence, a number of fascinating Sudanese bloggers, return to the blogosphere to rant, share their thoughts on recent events and vent. They're included in this roundup along...

Brunei: The nation turns 25

Brunei Darussalam celebrated it's twenty-five years of independence yestderday. To celebrate the Silver Jubilee, a grand parade was held at the National Stadium. Brunei blogs are buzzing with colourful photos...

Ukraine: “Russophone Ukrainian Nationalists”

In this post, which has generated over a hundred comments and is now listed as the 4th most popular item on Yandex Blogs, LJ user alek-ya explains what a "Russophone...

Saudi Arabia: Thoughts on the Cabinet Reshuffle

Saudi Jeans reacts to the recent reshuffle in the Saudi government. ” I think the cabinet shuffle was not surprising in itself, but rather in its scale and some of...

Libya: At the in-laws

From Libya, American Khadija Teri attends a family gathering with her Libyan in-laws, and spills the beans in this post.

Costa Rica: The Budget for 4 Public Universities Cut

Costa Rican president Oscar Arias recently cut the budget for four public universities and La Foto Salio Movida [es] writes that this will affect scholarships and infrastructure.

Africa: E-Learning Still At Infancy

Remmy blogs about a survey by the Royal Holloway University of London, which shows that helectronic learning (e-Learning) on the continent of Africa is still at infancy.

Zimbabwe: Teachers vow not to return to work

According to Zimbabwean blogger, Conrad Mwanawashe, Zimbabwean teachers will not return to work because the salary promised by the government is not enough. Teachers have not been reporting for duty...

Brazil: Blogging from riverside communities in the Amazon

Encouraged by the NGO Saúde e Alegria, youngters from 31 riverside communities in the Amazon are learning the benefits of blogging. Armed with media kits – sound equipment, editorial desks,...

Puerto Rico: Declining Economy

Dondequiera lists ten reasons that Puerto Rico's economy will continue to decline.

Russia: Russian National Library

Eagle and the Bear writes about what it's like to be doing research at the Russian National Library in St. Petersburg: “The security at the library is as tight as...

Thailand: International schools

Follow that elephant writes about the international school system in Thailand, including how it operates and recruitment of teachers.

Global: Appointment of Saudi Arabia's First Female Deputy Minister Makes Waves

As millions of women the world over marked Valentine’s Day with gifts from their loved ones, one woman - in a country that has banned the holiday and labels it...

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