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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, […]

AW : The Bitter Lessons Of Education

AW : The Bitter Lessons Of Education

I can never forget in a hurry, those days of thinking I could survive without education, but now that I remember those days of stack ignorance and mediocrity, I just thank God I eventually snapped out of my impossible dreams. “School na scam abeg Jo, who school help in this 21st century “ that’s what […]

How Girls’ Education And Safety Will Be Harmed By The COVID Response In Africa

How Girls’ Education And Safety Will Be Harmed By The COVID Response In Africa

Abigail*, a young woman who lives in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare became pregnant by a much older married man when she was 14. She had left school because her mother couldn’t afford to pay for her fees, books and other school supplies. Her mother was also struggling to buy food and other basics for the family. […]

Undocumented Children Win Right To Basic Education

Undocumented Children Win Right To Basic Education

In a monumental ruling at the Makhanda high court, judges found it was unconstitutional to bar learners without birth certificates from receiving basic schooling. Thirty-seven children have changed the law for themselves and an estimated one million others in South Africa who have been deprived of an education because they are undocumented. In a ruling […]

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