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Safe School Declaration

Safe School Declaration

The problem Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children. The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children. Without access to education, a generation of children living in conflict will grow up […]

International Day to Protect Education from Attack

International Day to Protect Education from Attack

Education under attack Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children. The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children. Without access to education, a generation of children living in conflict will grow […]

With Free Education, Congo’s Child Miners Swap Hammers For Books

With Free Education, Congo’s Child Miners Swap Hammers For Books

Squeezed onto benches and on the floor, the Congolese students of Kipushi Primary School did not complain that they only had a few, battered textbooks to share – just down the road, hundreds of less fortunate children were working in open-pit mines. Enrolment at the school – named after the town of 174,000 people, which […]

Afghan Girls Determined To Go Back To School After Deadly Attack

Afghan Girls Determined To Go Back To School After Deadly Attack

Days after losing her younger sister in a bomb attack on the school in Kabul that both girls attended, Farzanah Asghari stood by the 15-year-old’s grave and quietly wept. At least 80 people were killed and more than 160 injured in the attack near the Sayed Ul-Shuhada High School in the Afghan capital as students […]

Puberty: Wrong Education Amongst Parents

Puberty: Wrong Education Amongst Parents

If you were to walk up to 5 different women and ask them what their first puberty education from their parent(s) was, about two women would most likely say they received the “don’t let a man be near you when you are menstruating or you will get pregnant” statement, about two others would probably have […]

Afghan Government Backtracks Over Ban On Schoolgirls Singing In Public

Afghan Government Backtracks Over Ban On Schoolgirls Singing In Public

Afghanistan’s government has backtracked on an attempt to ban schoolgirls over the age of 12 from reciting poems or singing at public events, following public outcry and criticism from cultural figures and rights campaigners. Days after critics said a directive sent to schools in the capital marked a backwards step on girls’ rights, the Education […]

3,000 Children In Nigeria Educated On COVID-19 Through Beyond the Classroom Foundation Partnership With The Mastercard Foundation

3,000 Children In Nigeria Educated On COVID-19 Through Beyond the Classroom Foundation Partnership With The Mastercard Foundation

 Today, Beyond the Classroom Foundation announced a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to build ongoing efforts to educate children about the COVID-19 virus. With support from the Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, 3,000 children in Lagos and Abuja will receive free COVID-19 safety packs containing the educational book, “There is a new virus in town,” written […]

Education Under Attack

Education Under Attack

Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children. The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children. Without access to education, a generation of children living in conflict will grow up without the […]

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day

a 773 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills; 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics; During the initial phase of the pandemic, schools were closed disrupting the education of 62.3 per cent of the world’s student population of 1.09 billion; Adult literacy and education […]

Plan Cameroon Partners With MINESEC To Promote Girls Education

Plan Cameroon Partners With MINESEC To Promote Girls Education

Plan International Cameroon has signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC) to promote quality girl child education and to improve the health of learners. The convention was signed between the Resident Representative of Plan International Cameroon, Miriam Berena Castaneda and the Minister of Secondary Education, Nalova Lyonga, on Tuesday, August 18, […]

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