Global issues affecting teachers, children, and schools around the world.
Teachers Without Borders | Issue 2 | January 2020
Reason #9: An estimated 158 million children aged 6–17 live in conflict-affected areas where classrooms are often no safer than communities. Children going to school in conflict zones are forced to risk their lives to get an education.
In this video interview, the General Secretary of the National Education and Culture Syndicate in Mali describes the causes and consequences of Jihadist violence against teachers, schools, and students in the country. Over 950 schools have been closed in Mali as a result of Jihadist threats and violence.
In Illinois, putting students in seclusion rooms is legal. The practice is deemed justified if students pose a safety threat to themselves or others. However, according to this investigative report, school staff frequently isolate children for reasons that violate the law.
Funded by UNHCR and the European Union, the "Fun Bus" project provides support and activities to street children in Lebanon. Most of the children supported by this initiative come from among the nearly 950,000 registered Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. The children often work on the streets in Lebanon to help support their impoverished families.
A new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council describes an education crisis in areas of Iraq liberated from the Islamic State. A shortage of teachers, overcrowded classrooms, and lack of funding severely limit access to education for 2.5 million school-age children.
According to the Human Rights Watch, the government of Bangladesh is blocking the provision of meaningful education to Rohingya children in refugee camps. The children are also banned from attending schools outside the camps. These restrictions "deprive almost 400,000 Rohingya refugee children of their right to education."
Girls' Education
The Refugee Crisis
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