Stories about Education
France's institutional fear of multilingualism: An interview with language activist Michel Feltin-Palas
France has always been a multilingual country, but central state institutions are reluctant to embrace this historical and cultural heritage, explains French journalist and language diversity activist Michel Feltin-Palas.
In Turkey, a child bride scandal puts religious cults in the spotlight
According to the news reports, one of the members of the brotherhood, married his 6 year old daughter to a man aged 29, eighteen years ago.
It's the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, but in Trinidad & Tobago, ‘barriers remain in place’
'Hardly a day goes by that we are not reminded of our disadvantaged position in society [...] from access to early intervention, assessments and therapies, to education and everything else.'
A viral video of a dog abused at a shelter reveals a polarized Turkey
Animal rights activists say this was not an isolated case, which sparked public outcry over the poor state of shelters and the mistreatment of animals.
Turkey marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women with disturbing femicide numbers
The number of femicides remain high, while existing protective measures lack effectiveness.
Students’ haircuts provoke protests in Angolan schools
In response to the controversy, the Ministry of Education of Angola intervened with guidelines advising schools to combat discrimination.
First Balkan female analog astronaut Martina Dimoska talks about Mars exploration and space experiments
Young scientist and innovator Martina Dimoska from North Macedonia shares her experience while participating in an analog space mission in North Dakota, USA.
Cycling is risky business in Trinidad & Tobago, as pleas for road accommodations go unanswered
Proper infrastructure for road users is lacking, thanks to a combination of inadequate maintenance, “space constraints,” and poor urban planning.
Thora Dumbell, a cornerstone of dance education in Trinidad & Tobago, passes on
Dumbell was a polestar, a place to call home for thousands of graduates from The Thora Dumbell School of Dance — her “girls,” as she called them.
A Nepali migrant learns the language of overseas work
Raju Subedi, a Nepalese migrant worker tells about his ordeals in South Korea and how the language he learned in desperation now serves him so well.
Schools close as lingering weather system continues to affect Trinidad & Tobago
With the country's Riverine Flood Alert advisory upgraded to Orange Level, and one of Trinidad's major waterways bursting its banks, the late notice of school closure had many citizens upset.
Why are so many teachers giving up their careers in Hong Kong?
As over 4,000 teachers leave the profession in Hong Kong, some discuss why they were compelled to quit and how the sector is faring.
My journey to learning Ukrainian and the online language tools that took me there
"For me, languages are an important way of making sense of the world and creating connections."
Far from home, alone: Cambodian students share life in Thailand during the pandemic lockdown
"We didn't have relatives here, and we were anxious about what to do if we became infected. We have been far away from home."
Lawmakers try to bar gender and sexuality education in Brazil, says Human Rights Watch
Of the proposals to ban or even criminalize the key concepts of "gender" and "sexual orientation" in all areas of education, 47 passed and at least 20 were still in effect as of May 2022.
Dowries: A changing tradition in Azerbaijan
Dowry, a centuries-old tradition in Azerbaijan is transforming. Newlyweds also are expecting less and encouraging their parents to save money.
Meet Ganesh Birua, a champion who is bringing the indigenous Ho language online
Ganesh Birua is a young activist from the Indian state of Odisha. Rising Voices talked with Birua to learn about his efforts to bring his mother tongue to the internet.
How to solve nonprofit organisations’ ‘work-for-free’ dilemma?
"As college costs rise, students have more need than ever for money-earning jobs to help finance their education. Yet, nonprofits in the US allow these debt-ridden students to work for free."
China: surveillance tech is extending from the classroom to kids’ summer holidays
China is now deploying surveillance technology to the education sector. Now students are required to do their summer homework with a "smart pen" that monitors and records them.
Why do seabirds eat plastic? How a citizen science project in Poland is helping to find answers
What started out as a question about why sea birds mistake plastic for food, ended up as a successful citizen science project.
Popular Chittagong University shuttle train gets a colorful graffiti makeover
A young artist from Germany has completely transformed the shuttle trains of Chittagong University into a moving work of art cheering up the students and locals.