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Uganda Shifts Toward Teaching Students in Local Languages

Region: Uganda

Topics: CultureDevelopmentEducation

An effort to move Uganda away from its English-only approach to education gets a boost from the strong exam results seen in rural areas, where mother-tongue learning is more common. But the practice faces challenges as it expands into urban schools.

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On Uganda’s Lake Bunyonyi, the Hardest Part of School Is Getting There

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsDevelopmentEducation

The only public school that serves the students who live on Lake Bunyoni’s islands requires a perilous commute that makes it difficult to attract teachers – and threatens student success.

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Meet the Women Fighting Forced Marriages in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AutonomyEducationHuman RightsWomen's Rights

In DRC’s North Kivu province, forced marriages are often the unhappy result of unplanned pregnancies – even though the practice is illegal. But if you consider forcing your daughter to marry these days, you’ll likely receive a visit from the staff of a women’s organization to talk you out of it.

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Local Volunteers Help Secondary Students Get Ahead in Scramble for Scarce University Places

Region: Haiti

Topics: Education

In Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, more than 50,000 students compete for just 6,000 places at the state university. That’s why one organization is helping secondary students prepare for the university’s tough admissions test.

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In Uganda’s Second-Largest Refugee Camp, Will New Education Initiatives Help End Child Marriage?

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsEducationHealthHuman MigrationHuman Rights

The dire circumstances in local refugee camps – including lack of services, dependence on aid and general uncertainty for the largely South Sudanese population – make it more likely that girls will get married and have children before they turn 18. Authorities in Uganda’s Palorinya Refugee Settlement believe education could help, but reversing the trend is an uphill battle.

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Ugandan Students Living With HIV Deal with Stigma at School. A Proposed Health Policy Aims to Change That.

Region: Uganda

Topics: EducationHealth

For young people living with HIV in Uganda, the lack of privacy in schools and associated stigma often stops them from taking their medication. To address the problem, the government is developing a new policy to establish a more supportive school environment.

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Kashmiri Students in New Delhi Unable to Contact Families for University Fees

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

Ever since the Indian government suspended the article granting semi-autonomous status to Indian-administered Kashmir, Kashmiri students all the way in India’s capital, New Delhi, are feeling the effects. Many of them find themselves without the means to cover education costs since they are cut off from their families.

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Schools Teaching in Creole Instead of French on the Rise in Haiti

Region: Haiti

Topics: Education

Even though a majority of people speak Creole as their first language in Haiti, most schools teach in French. Now, one elementary school and a growing network of Creole advocates are working to breaking down learning barriers.

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Former Child Soldier Hopes Amateur Boxing Club Brings Peace to Others

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

A former child soldier started an amateur boxing club in Democratic Republic of Congo to help other young soldiers move beyond their pasts. Now, boys and men from varying ethnic groups work together to find success in the boxing ring.

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Former Boarding School Now a College that Welcomes Native American Students

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Education

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is filled with signs of its past and future, as students who are members of Native American tribes fill its halls.

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