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· March, 2009

Stories about Education from March, 2009

Puerto Rico: Murder Rate

“We. Don't. Give. A. Damn. Because it isn't really ‘Us’ getting killed, it's ‘them.’ We don't see the obvious. There is no ‘them’ on an island. There's only Us”: Puerto...

Syria: American Language Centre Re-Opens

Syria News Wire reports that the American Language Centre in Damascus, which closed last year after a US attack on Syrian soil, is set to re-open.

Liberia: University of Liberia Receives US$ 20,000

Syracuse University has donated US$20,000 to University of Liberia mass communication department US$ 20.000 worth of equipment which includes digital cameras, lenses, batteries memory cards and two lap tops, Liberian...

Japan: Two-man union on strike at Kyoto University

Adamu from Mutantfrog blogs about a two-man strike at Kyoto University against the exploitation of irregular work contract.

Barbados: Moving On Up?

“Will Barbados’ proposed housing developments be part of an economic and social package that is geared to give people a better standard of living?”: Living in Barbados questions the wisdom...

Tunisia: Dismissed Student Activists on Hunger Strike for the Right to Education

A total of 158 Tunisians and their friends from around the world went on hunger strike for a day today (March 26) in solidarity with five students who have been...

India: Vlog of a Mumbai Youth

Rahul Katyayan scripted, shot and directed a movie on his life in Mumbai and posted in his blog. The movie (vlog) was made for American students who wants to know...

Trinidad & Tobago: SEA of Fools?

“The children of Trinidad & Tobago are this morning sitting the dreaded SEA (Secondary Entrance Assessment) exam that replaced the even-more-dreaded 11-Plus”: Barbados-based B.C. Pires shares his thoughts.

Paraguay: Introduction to OLPC Paraguay

OLPC News introduces readers to the new project in Paraguay that is working with 10 schools in Caacupé through the distribution of XO laptops for children.

Guadeloupe: Happy 70th!

Repeating Islands Blog sends greetings to Guadeloupean novelist Myriam Warner-Vieyra on her 70th birthday.

Kuwait: “I don't want to go to school”

Ansam, from Kuwait, shares this conversation between her seven-year-old nephew and her sister on school.

Kuwait: Send the Police Back to School

Kuwaiti 4th ring posts a photograph of a police car – where the word police is misspelt in both Arabic and English.

Student Elections in Nepal

Last week Nepalese students exercised their democratic rights. Student elections were held at public universities and colleges campus throughout the country. Private institutions do not hold elections. The call to...

Brazil: A Private Nature Reserve – Is It Possible?

Society demands green action and Brazil’s policy that motivates land onwers to join the National Conservation Units Systems is having a great impact on society. Under the program known as...

Tunisia: Hunger Strike Students Defend Right to Study

Five Tunisian students have been on hunger strike since February 11th to defend their right to study. Their health is seriously deteriorating but the government is ignoring their request. More...

Hong Kong: Vindication of June 4 in Question

2009 is the 20th anniversary of June 4 Tiananmen Massacre. If there were reincarnation, people who had been killed then would be twenty years old this year. Some of them...

India: Gujarat Diamond Workers Suicide in the Face of Crisis

On the following videos we can see and hear about the situation the Gujarat diamond polishers in India are facing. As the world recession and economic crisis affects their industry,...

St. Lucia: Walcott's School

Repeating Islands’ Blog pays a visit to Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott's primary school in St. Lucia.

Jamaica: V-Day

Abeng News Magazine reports that Jamaica is an active part of the international V-Day 2009 campaign – “a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.”

Nepal: On Individualism

Thinking About Nepal believes that: “if Nepali parents are able to indoctrinate in their children a sense of individualism along with respect for community and elders, Nepal will have a...

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