- India is a story of gains and gaps: UNICEF Representative
Aug 07, 2013
Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India Representative, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, strongly states child marriage is a big impediment to women's true empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
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- Literacy can help fight poverty: United Nations
Sep 09, 2013
By promoting literacy, we can help millions of people write their own chapter of opportunity in their lives, said Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General.
[South Asia] [Literacy] [Education Policy] [Children] [Education] [Education For All]
- Tertiary Education in Small States: Planning in the context of globalisation
Oct 01, 2013
The book outlines some of the strategies, such as regional and international partnerships and the use of information technology for spreading tertiary education.
[UNESCO] [Education Policy] [Education For All]
- Where kids decide
Aug 21, 2009
Chinh India presents the 2009 Kids film festival that aims to promote cause of children and marginalised communities through harnessing traditional wisdom, art and culture. Last date for applying is August 31, 2009.
[Education For All]
- Child rights programme
Jan 04, 2010
Human Rights Education Associates invites applications for a specialised training via distance education on child rights over an 11-week period, beginning September 15, 2010. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2010.
[Education For All]
- Change the picture for the better with a click
Jan 24, 2012
Indian NGO CRY – Child Rights and You - invites entries for its Click Rights campaign to advocate for every child’s right to quality education through photography.
[Rights] [Education For All] [Activism] [Children]
- Private schools open for slum children
Jul 22, 2008
Children of poor families living in Delhi slums have managed to break the exclusivity of education enforced by private schools. Judicial intervention and efforts of a local NGO have helped them get seats that were earlier
denied by these schools.
[Education For All]
- Sri Lankan govt renovates 13 schools in Kilinochchi
Oct 21, 2014
These schools had been in a dilapidated condition due to the near-30-year conflict.
[Child rights] [Education For All]
- UNESCO report hails Afghan strides in girls' education
Oct 18, 2012
A new UNESCO report called the 'The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education' talks about the need to put education in the centre of humanitarian aid agenda in conflict-ridden countries.
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- Identify knowledge that is good for people
Dec 26, 2012
Nitya Nanda, Fellow, TERI, in a short talk with Rahul Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, tells that traditional knowledge cannot be owned by private parties and hence is not amenable to commercial exploitation even if it is often superior to other knowledge.
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- Poor quality education holding back South Asia: report
Jul 03, 2014
While the South region has made tremendous gains in expanding access to schooling over the past decade, a new report by the World Bank says that poor quality education is holding the region back.
[South Asia] [Education Policy] [Education for All] [India] [Education For All]
- High dropout rate in schools a matter of concern: Indian PM
Feb 06, 2013
The Right to Education needs to be fully utilised so that the country can reap the benefits of its demographic dividend, said the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.
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- India needs a knowledge society: Shashi Tharoor
Feb 26, 2013
At a conference today organised by the CII, Shashi Tharoor talked about the need for the private sector to step up and play a bigger role in the education sector in India.
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- UNESCO launches forum for free education in Pakistan
Feb 19, 2013
The objective behind launching the forum is to sensitise and persuade parliamentarians and decision makers in the country's Balochistan province to follow the spirit of the Right to Education Act, a national law that came into being last year.
[Education For All] [Pakistan] [Education] [Education Policy] [South Asia]
- Our women face enduring prejudices, says Indian PM
Jan 08, 2013
Vulnerable sections of society, including our women, face enduring prejudices and continuing problems in a rapidly changing India, the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh said.
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- ADB backs secondary education quality drive in Sri Lanka
Apr 26, 2013
The funds for the quality drive will be disbursed based on six indicators which will be jointly evaluated by the government and the ADB.
[ADB] [Education For All] [Sri Lanka] [Education]
- Bangladesh gets $390 mn World Bank aid for education
Dec 05, 2013
The World Bank funding would enable 4.5 million rural students to continue education in secondary level annually.
[Education Policy] [Bangaldesh] [South Asia] [Education For All]
- One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world: Malala Yousafzai
Jul 15, 2013
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging them to use education as a weapon against extremism.
[Malala Yousafzai] [Education For All] [South Asia] [Education]
- Indian govt to formulate new education policy
Jul 31, 2014
"The government proposes to formulate a new policy aimed at meeting the challenges posed by lack of quality and research,” said Smriti Irani, India’s HRD minister.
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- Change education pattern for sustainable development: UNESCO chief
Nov 16, 2012
Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, talks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, at the launch of the UNESCO Chair at TERI University in New Delhi. Bokova explains how the gap between the knowledge and decision making is a big bottleneck in the path towards sustainable development globally.
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- UNFPA to launch videos on life- skills education in India
Aug 01, 2013
The training videos for tutors are intended to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
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- Nothing more frustrating than being unemployable: Tharoor
Aug 02, 2013
India’s demographic dividend could turn into a demographic disaster, if millions of young people are not trained to be employable, cautions Shashi Tharoor.
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- Save the Children and Delhi Daredevils bat for ‘education’
Apr 11, 2013
Delhi Daredevils’s tie up with Save the Children and Muthoot Group seeks to raise funds for fulfilling the dreams of the lesser privileged children in India.
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- Adhocism will ruin Indian school education: Apex court
May 20, 2013
“We spoil the entire education system by appointing ad-hoc teachers who do not have proper qualification," a two-judge bench of India's Supreme Court said today.
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- Govt ended discrimination against rural students: SL Prez
Sep 04, 2014
‘Mahindodaya’ is school development programme which is working to to end discrimination against rural students in the education field.
[Education For All] [Education Policy] [Education for All] [South Asia] [Sri Lanka]
- Pakistan: Kalash festival ends, girls’ miseries continue
Sep 04, 2014
Kalash is a remote area bordering Aghanistan and is notorious for not having any girls’ school or college.
[Girl education] [Education For All] [Pakistan]
- India to host nine-nation ministerial meet on education
Nov 09, 2012
Nine highly populated countries, including Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and Pakistan will deliberate on issues like inclusive and quality education.
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- 5000 kids in MP campaign for education, environment
Jun 10, 2015
The campaign aimed at establishing a constructive communication among various stakeholders including children and parents
[Education For All] [Environment] [Children]
- Rural marathon held to promote girls' education in India
Sep 02, 2014
The marathon Aao Sath Chale (Come, let us walk together), saw participation of more than 1000 sports loving and spirited people.
[Indian Girls] [Education Policy] [Education For All]
- Education in 21st century must be inclusive: Karan Singh
Sep 29, 2014
Breakthroughs in communication technology have given us immense possibilities in this regard,” says Indian Parliamentarian Dr Karan Singh.
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