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Kerala - A Success Story

Posted February 11, 2014 no picture Shruti Venkat_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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In India, Kerala has the second highest literacy rate after Tripura, being 93.91%. In the 1980s, Kerala with all its coconut and palm trees had a literacy rate almost equal to The United States which had skyscrapers and well-developed industries. Isn't it remarkable? Anthropologist Bill McKibben says "Though Kerala is mostly a land of paddy-covered plains, statistically Kerala stands out as the Mount Everest of social development; there's truly no place like it." Here's wha...


Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement - A Case Study

Posted February 11, 2014 no picture Divyajyoti_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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This is a success story of a group of medical students who set out to provide health and education to the tribal and rural people. In 1984, a group of medical students at Mysore Medical College led by Dr. R. Balasubramaniam thought of making a difference and travelled to the sub-urban and tribal areas of Karanataka (India). With the help of the Mysore District Administration they set up a clinic in one of the tribal hamlets – Brahmagiri which is 80 km from Mysore. At present...


Children and education

Posted February 11, 2014 no picture Christina_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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One of the major problems in education around the world is the children that lack the basic knowledge that every child should have the privilege of having. The main cause of that problem is these parents are poor so they are not able to pay for their children to have proper education.


Progress in Education in the Philippines

Posted February 7, 2014 Avatar Sean_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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Source: http://twitter.com/unicefphils/status/430508536095...

Without doubt millions of people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Things are getting better and people are getting help. I just wanted to link this tweet by UNICEF on the topic.


A new opportunity for education?

Posted February 7, 2014 no picture James_GEMConnect_Burnaby_Canada

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In the midst of the twenty first century, we have come to combat the issue of Human Rights and Education face to face. Efforts from the international community for the past few decades had been vital in preventing human rights violations and maintaining education, but where are the progresses that we have aimed for? In the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations has set out to provide universal primary education for all and despite the rapid improvements in the last decade...


"No one thinks of changing himself"

Posted February 2, 2014 Avatar BOUTAHAR_Connect_Maroc

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"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” — Leo Tolstoy Life is not easy as everyone knows, but even people all over the world have an idea about poverty, violence, wars and more. We can't find real reactions from organisations or local associations. War and violence are fueled by human greed and envy rooted in deep ignorance. A lot of families in the third-world face hardships and only do not receive a sufficient income to feed the...


Education Prevents Recruitment

Posted January 31, 2014 no picture Jenna Darling

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To contribute to "Voices of Youth," I created a video out of our power point for the UN conference called, "Education Prevents Recruitment." Tell us what you think!


Gender Equality in Education

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Sam Aloi

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There are over 774 million people in the world who are illiterate, 66% of them are women. For thousands of years women have been denied basic rights especially in the field of education. Although we are now closer than ever to true equality there's a lot more we could do to help. Malala Yousafazi almost paid the ultimate price for her education. She should inspire us all to push help ensure a safe and equal education for all people all around the world. This has to start by changin...


Education For All

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Jennifer_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Ban Ki Moon,Secretary of the General of the United Nations once said "When we put education first, we can reduce poverty and hunger, end wasted potential - and look forward to stronger and better societies for all." This is true because worldwide 57 million children do not have access to a classroom. Not only that, but One in six people can not read or write. If we can do something to better the education all around we can achieve the other MDG's as well. By achieving education for...


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