Global issues affecting teachers, children, and schools around the world.
Teachers Without Borders | Issue 3 | February 2020
Conditions for thousands of children and civilians in Libya have been deteriorating since renewed hostilities broke out last April. Attacks against schools and threats of violence are preventing almost 200,000 children from attending schools. UNICEF has also received reports of children being hurt, killed, and recruited to fight.
This UNICEF-supported project in Burkina Faso broadcasts radio lessons to children who cannot go to school due to violence and ongoing conflict in their communities. The program also provides a facilitator who visits children in their homes to help them follow the curriculum. 
This brief UNICEF report explains that while more children worldwide are now enrolled in school, far too many are not reaching minimum proficiency levels. In 2016, an estimated 600 million children and adolescents did not reach minimum levels in reading and mathematics. The report highlights disparities in public funding for education and the lack of resources for the poorest children around the world.
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A recent report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria states that the ongoing conflict has "disproportionally affected" women and girls due to sexual violence and threats of sexual violence. Teenage boys have been "targeted for recruitment by armed groups and militia." The findings of the report are based on "approximately 5,000 interviews conducted between September 2011 and October 2019 with Syrian children, but also eyewitnesses, survivors, relatives of survivors, medical professionals, defectors, members of armed groups, healthcare professionals, lawyers and other affected communities."
A Day in the Life: Bodoor
A day in the life of Bodoor, an eighteen-year-old living in a refugee camp in Jordan.
A Day in the Life: Rania
A day in the life of Rania, a twelve-year-old in Yemen.
360: Going to school in Gaza | UNICEF
Follow the sixteen-year-old Nirmeen from Gaza as she uses poetry to strengthen her mental well-being and takes us to visit her school. The video was filmed in immersive 360-degree virtual reality.
Nearly 400,000 school-age Rohingya children live in refugee camps in Bangladesh, with no access to formal education. As part of a new pilot program, the government of Bangladesh will now allow 10,000 Rohingya refugee children to take part in a formal school curriculum. However, according to the Human Rights Watch, "education for Rohingya still needs to be dramatically scaled-up and accredited. The pilot will only reach 1 in every 40 Rohingya children by the end of 2020. It will also stop at class 9, while secondary education in Myanmar continues to class 12."

For a previous report on this story, click here.
Girls' Education
The Refugee Crisis
Child Welfare
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