Stories about Education from November, 2009
The OneMinutesJr project gives young people between 12 and 20 years of age from many corners of the globe the opportunity to express themselves across borders, languages and distances through 60 second videos.
The proposed construction of a giant statue of the late Pope John Paul II that was to be placed in a square of the capital city Santiago, was rejected by Chile's National Monuments Council.
Pedestrian Observer praises Efren “Kuya Ef!” Penaflorida Jr. from the Philippines for being the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year.
Why are African intellectuals so depressing?, wonders Kenyan blogger Kaasa: “Hello! Today on my way back to the hotel, I saw the current Oct-Dec 2009 BBC Focus on Africa magazine at a newsstand and read Mukoma wa Ngugi’s article “We Are Sailing”. My goodness. Talk about a super depressingly-depressing article.
Rima Abdelkader reports from New York about ‘conflict cell phones’ in the Democratic Republic of Congo on her CUNY University journalism blog.
Could the world's lone but weary superpower actually learn something from China? This is a question the Time magazine posted when President Barack Obama began his first visit to China. The article said this is a time when China has ‘emerged as a dynamo of optimism, experimentation and growth’, while...
Singapore is reviewing the bilingual policy on education following the admission of a former Prime Minister about the flaws of that policy
The Technical University of Loja, Ecuador will be the host of several days of educational and technological events. One of the organizers is Carlos Correa Loyola, who spoke to Global Voices about the planned activities.
China Hush has a blog post on a new selection system adopted by Peking university to pick up talented students.
Radigan Neuhalfen writes about new program “Laptops for Teachers”, aimed at promotion of education in Mongolia.
In Gaza, the members of the Qattan Foundation Reading Club were recently introduced to the Kindle, and photos have been posted on the club's blog [Ar].
The Alzar las Voces (Raise the Voices) project in Nicaragua brings farmers in rural communities the possibility to speak out through video telling of their concerns, their projects, their wishes and ideas.
Do you want to chat with students from Sierra Leone?: “Sierra Leonean kids want to communicate but don’t have computer access. If you would like to chat with a student in the City of Bo, Sierra Leone let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll hook you up through Local Government...
Lekhni at The Imagined Universe talks about an ingenious method of corruption by some teachers from rural areas of India – they bribe to get themselves suspended from their jobs so that “they would keep receiving 50 per cent of the monthly salary (without working) and pursue other lucrative jobs.”
In Morocco, women who get pregnant out of wedlock are often shunned from their communities. Activist and social worker Aicha Ech Chenna has been working for almost 25 years to help such mothers and their children. Now, her efforts are being rewarded.
From bullets and guns to notebooks and pens in Liberia: “Waking up in the morning…with my uniforms…on my way to school, sitting in the classroom taking notes – is something that I really like doing every day.” These are of words of Matthew Jacobs, a former child soldier who fought...
“How to deal with discipline in a society is never easy,” says Living in Barbados, who adds that “Barbados is still working its way towards a wider acceptance that flogging is not the way to go.”
As the children's show Sesame Street celebrates its 40th anniversary this month, premiering its new season today, one Muppet named Kami, on its South African edition, continues to help combat and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.
“The 200+ long report on the plight of Bermuda's young black males is a damning indictment of a school system that leaves 50% of BBM's ‘on the wall'”: Wishful Thinking says that the report in question should be used “a guide to making a change for the betterment of all...
Husunzi from China Study group blogs about a recent teachers’ strike from three privately-owned primary and secondary schools in Chengdu, Sichuan. The strike was against the government's taking over the management of one of the schools.
From Bahrain, Suhail Algosaibi posts a vlog on how he helped his son get over his fear of dogs – and how he made his own fear of dogs worse.