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In Zambia, When Children With Cancer Can’t Attend Class, The Classroom Comes to Them

Region: Zambia

Topics: EducationHealth

Children receiving long-term cancer treatment in Zambia often can’t attend school. Now, one organization is working to change that by bringing the classroom to the hospital.

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In Uganda’s Karamoja Region, Kids Graze Cattle and Attend School at the Same Time

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

Literacy rates in Uganda’s northeastern Karamoja region are some of the lowest in the country. To encourage parents to send their children to school, the government is coming up with innovative ways to provide access.

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Fake It to Make It: Forged Credentials a Risky Shortcut to Success in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessEducation

Local people know Kampala’s Nasser Street as a one-stop shop for all kinds of printing services – including forged credentials. These documents are one way to access opportunities in Uganda, but are the risks that come with them worth it?

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Unrepaired Bridge Strands Schoolchildren in Ugandan Village

Region: Uganda

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

In Uganda, the government allocates funds to villages to address various infrastructure repairs. Yet in one village, a major crossing point remains unfixed, and children are missing out on school because of it.

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Parents Torn Between Bribing Teachers or Reporting Them in Ugandan Schools

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

In Uganda, high levels of corruption extend even to schools, where parents often give teachers gifts to help their children get ahead. Teachers can receive warnings and even be fired for accepting, but it hasn’t deterred some parents from gift-giving – or even some teachers from demanding it.

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New School Provides Dedicated Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Zambia

Region: Zambia

Topics: EducationHealth

In Zambia, schools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are rare and often unaffordable. To address this, one local woman opened an academy that uses a curriculum designed to meet their needs.

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After Strikes, Haitian Textile Workers Despair As Salaries Stay Low, School Costs Rise

Region: Haiti

Topics: Education

In Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, many students are not enrolled in school or are attending without basic supplies, because their parents, many of whom are textile workers, can’t afford the costs. Across the city last year, textile workers went on strike for an increase in the minimum wage, to no avail.

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Late Payments to Examiners Force Ugandan Graduate Students to Wait Years for Degrees

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

When a Ugandan graduate student completes coursework on time and writes a thesis or doctoral dissertation according to the schools’ timelines, they still have to wait years to receive their degrees. Why? A bureaucratic snafu over money is keeping them from getting their hard-earned degrees.

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For Children in Dangerous Section of Haiti, Therapy is a Lifeline

Region: Haiti

Topics: AccessEducationHealth

Haiti’s Cité Soleil area, a densely-populated neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, is known for violence. A group of mental health professionals now work with children in their schools to help them manage the stress they experience living there.

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Uganda Takes Steps Toward Accessible Education with New Special Needs Exam Effort

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

This year, special needs students across Uganda were better able to take their exams, thanks to support provided by the national exam board. The initial response has been positive, but many argue that the new effort is only the first step.

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