Stories about Education from August, 2015
Is a More Child-Friendly Bangladesh Possible?
Weighed down by heavy schoolbags and neglected by the government, is life about to get better for Bangladesh's millions of miniature citizens?
Students Push for Alcohol Prohibition in Southern India Street Protests
"The protests against the prohibition of alcohol are a great move. If Tamil Nadu government bans the sale of alcohol, it will be greatly appreciated by the general population."
In Malaysia, Myanmar's Refugee Children Go to School in Fear
A video documentation project highlights the plight of the Myanmar refugee community in Malaysia.
Gülen Schools Get Flushed Out of Tajikistan
"Will Erdoğan end up destroying the key component of the Turkish soft power in Central Asia?"
An Amazon Tribe's 500-Page Traditional-Medicine Encyclopaedia
The Matsés peoples of Brazil and Peru—have created a 500-page encyclopedia of their traditional medicine! http://t.co/4t9hh6KIQr — Moonching Wu (@SunMoonLake99) July 4, 2015 The Amazon Rainforest supports millions of plants that could be vital ingredients in still-undiscovered medications. For that reason, many pharmaceutical companies and even the US government are currently funding...
Future Caribbean Lawyers Give Hope to Victims of Human Trafficking
Trafficking in persons is likely to exacerbate major societal issues such as violence, corruption and poverty.
‘Films for Action’ Website Shares List of Top 100 Documentaries ‘We Can Use to Change the World’
After years of promotion and reviews of documentaries devoted to social change, the site Films for Action released a list of what they consider to be the 100 most influencial and provocative. From critiques to manistream media to the corporate world, passing through the ideas and solutions proposed in and by...
Taiwan’s Anti-Curriculum Change Campaign Intensifies Following Student Activist's Death
"Today is Guan-Hua Lin’s birthday, July 30. He had only one hope...that we Taiwanese can receive an education based on a Taiwanese perspective. "