All posts tagged with: education

"What do you think is the ideal age for a child to start school?

Posted October 31, 2013 Avatar kaymiUnicef

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So I recently had an argument with a friend of mine (Favour) whose niece (Jane) started school at a very tender age; Jane could barely say “papa” when her mum forced her into nursery one. She wasn’t even two years old yet. One fateful noon, she was given an assignment from school but she couldn't even read it. Her mum had to do the assignment for her! Defending her action, the mother said "I would rather keep doing her assignments for her till she is mature enough to read a...


How Strongly Can Social Media Influence and Control People’s Lives?

Posted November 2, 2013 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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What comes to your mind when you hear the term “Social Media?" Perhaps some people thinking about the media that makes them able to meet and communicate with people around the world. While some others think about that, social media is the channel that gives them the chance to send and receive many information. Others think that social media is about the way we get many updates from people who we follow and maybe someone out there thinks social media is a part of a new marketing s...


Why Should We Teach Children About Non-Violence?

Posted November 8, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Everybody learns about wars in their history classes. The basics include: who fought, what was the cause, and who won? But do we teach children about the real information behind wars? Do we teach our kids that during wars, millions of people may die just by being caught in the crossfire or that servant citizens by the hundreds of thousands may have lost their lives on the battlefield? Why do we speak of wars with such reverence and pride that we have forgotten what the real objecti...


"It Could Never Happen To Me"

Posted November 12, 2013 no picture Jamilla Walcott

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93% of all 5-15 year olds used the internet in 2013. This breaks down by age as: four in five 5-7 year olds (82%), and nearly all 8-11 year olds (96%) and 12-15 year olds (99%). Every Tuesday I work with the police junior cadets and last week our topic of the evening was Internet Safety. I had asked them if any of them had spoken to a stranger online, and almost half of them said yes. I was so shocked because these cadets are between the ages of 10 - 13 years. Children now have g...


Let's put education at the center of business investment

Posted November 12, 2013 no picture UNICEF Education

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Investing in education is essential to developing a skilled workforce for the future and improving economic growth. As of 2011, more than 57 million primary aged children are still out of school and 130 million children have failed to learn the basics even after four years in school. A new Framework for Business Engagement in Education, launched at the UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit last month makes the case for putting education at the centre of business investment. It provid...


Education as a tool to stop child marriage and fight poverty? New Podcast

Posted November 12, 2013 no picture UNICEF Education

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Every year, an estimated 23 million girls aged under 15 are married worldwide with little or no say in the matter. In our newly launched podcast discussion series with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) called "Changing the World for Girls,” we spoke to two experts (Dr. Adefunke Ekine and Dr. Judith-Ann Walker) on how to leverage education as a tool to stop child marriage and fight poverty. Read the full article and listen to the podcast here: uni.cf/1aJfO...


"Bullying" is our topic for this week and I'm sure the term "bullying" is sounds normal and common topic. Bullying, according to this website, (http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/definition/) is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. We all know...


Why Should We Care About Statelessness?

Posted November 17, 2013 no picture Raquel Jorge

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According to the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789) and most nations, we are all citizens. Nevertheless, many human communities have been suffering the effect of a phenomenon called “statelessness”. The statelessness is little-known in everyday life by many of us, who live in developed countries, but in five continents this injustice occurs. The statelessness means that a person does not have any nationality, he/she does not belong to any country leg...


Business Lead the Change.

Posted November 18, 2013 no picture Vivian Onano

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Businesses have an extensive role to play in the development of children and youth globally. If both major corporations and small & medium enterprises decided to dedicate their social responsibility programs on advocating children's rights, the results and the impact would be immense. Currently, there are 57 million children who are out of school and need access to quality education. Businesses and corporations can bring education to this huge number of devastated children by c...


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