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World Aids Day

By | Global Education

Written by Muna World AIDS Day takes place on December 1st. It’s a day to highlight the continuing spread of HIV and the need to fight discrimination, social stigma and support sufferers of HIV. At the same time we must not forget to acknowledge the progress that has been made and how close the world is to seeing an end to this viral disease. On this day many events take place around the world and people are invited to wear…

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What’s life like in a refugee camp?

By | Global Education

Written by Muna It is important to help as much as possible during the refugee crisis. Raising awareness, donating money, certain items and even your time could make things better for the countless refugees coming to Europe. Teachers – you can contribute as well by educating students for who things might seem complicated or confusing. For example, do children really know what a refugee camp is? Where are they? Who builds them? What is life like for the people living…

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Happy International Literacy Day!

By | Global Education

Written by Muna In 1965, UNESCO has proclaimed that September 8th will be marked as International Literacy Day. Today is a day to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. A day to remind everybody that reading and writing is one of the basic skills every person should and has the right to have. For over 55 years UNESCO has worked to ensure that literacy remains a priority on national and international agendas. This year’s theme is Literacy…

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Should we boost children’s IQ?

By | Global Education

Written by Muna Bringing up Britain, a radio show on BBC 4, had a segment yesterday about children’s IQ. The big question was “is possible to boost their IQ?” However, one main theme emerged during the radio show: do not put too much pressure your child to achieve academically well. Marielle Frostrup, the show’s presenter, was joined by Dr Stuart Richie, Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Ageing at the University of Edinburgh; writer and consultant Sue Palmer; Dr Sophie von Stumm,…

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International Youth Day – Empowering young people

By | Global Education

Written by Cecilia The International Youth Day – which takes place on August 12th every year- has been set up by the United Nations (UN) in 2000. Youth is considered the time of life between childhood and adulthood (15-24 years-old). This day has different focuses and aims: 1- Bringing youth issues and needs to the attention of the international community. 2- Celebrating the potential of youth as active participants in today’s global society. 3- Stress on the rights of young…

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Tackling the challenge of Child Labour head on

By | Global Education

Written by Cecilia The World Day against Child Labour was established by the UN in 2002 to raise awareness and encourage actions about a current global issue: more than 168 million children between the age of 5 and 17 are involved in child labour. What are the causes and the consequences of this sad state of affairs? There are many factors that create the conditions necessary for child labour to become a major issue. The link between child labour and poverty is clear….

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Sustainable development? World Environment Day 2015.

By | Global Education

Written by Cecilia “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with care.” Care for the earth, became an agent for change! The main message of this year’s World Environment Day 2015 is improving people’s lives without increasing environmental degradation and without compromising the resource needs of future generations. This message fits in the broader conception according to which damaging and unreasonably exploiting our shared planet is not a necessary condition for human prosperity. Today is an occasion to increase people’s awareness…

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What does Cultural Diversity mean at Link Ethiopia?

By | Global Education

Written by Cecilia 21st of May has been declared the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development by the UN General Assembly in 2002. What is culture and what is cultural diversity? In its first meaning the term “culture” meant the “spirit of a people”. Culture is the way we approach the world, the means we have to understand life and the mediator between us and the world. Culture is the combination of all the knowledge, beliefs, arts,…

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Do we have a Right to Education?

By | Global Education

Written by Laurence It might seem like a simple question with an obvious answer; yes. But across the world it’s not necessarily that simple. Children surely have the right to education. But do adults? What kind of education are children and young people entitled to? Should we have to pay for education, and if so, does education still exist as a fundamental right? Or is it now a commodity like gold, corn, property or oil? Even if we all agree…

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A busy summer: World Challenge and Geographical Association visits

By | Global Education

  This year’s summer has been, and will be, the busiest so far for the Link Ethiopia Gondar, Bishoftu and Bahir Dar offices! Our Gondar office has already hosted over 30 visitors from two World Challenge Groups refurbishing classrooms at Felege Abyot School in Gondar. Here’s the photo of the 1st Group being welcomed by the Link Ethiopia team at Felege Abyot School.     Our Gondar office also hosted a visit from 18 Geographers from the Geographical Association this weekend….

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