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In Buenos Aires, School Construction Stalls Despite Overflowing Classrooms

Region: Argentina

Topics: ClassroomEducation

Public school classrooms in Buenos Aires are bursting at the seams, but new construction projects are at a standstill. Meanwhile, teachers worry that the poor learning environment will come at a cost for students.

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In Neighborhoods Without Public Schools, Zimbabwe’s Students Rely on Illegal Schools

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EducationInfrastructure

Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, is growing quickly, and the government struggles to meet the city’s education needs. In neighborhoods without public schools, illegal for-profit schools are springing up, providing students with education – and a host of challenges.

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A New School Opens in Harare, but Old Rivalries Keep Some Students From Attending

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Education

High fees keep many children in Zimbabwe out of public schools that are supposed to be open to everyone. In one Harare neighborhood, young adults who lost their chance at education as children say a brand-new public school is too expensive for them to attend.

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DRC Center Uses Art, Cultural Activities To Promote Peace and Combat Unemployment

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

At Yolé! Africa, young people from multiple ethnic groups work together to create art and learn job skills. In a country where ethnic tensions often result in violence, the center is an unusual environment where people collaborate to promote peace.

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Former Child Soldier Hopes Amateur Boxing Club Brings Peace to Other Young Soldiers

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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‘Anger, Sadness and Despair’ Over Zimbabwe’s Shortage of Special-Needs Teachers

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Education

Zimbabwe used to have one of the finest school systems in Southern Africa, but, despite its policy of inclusive education, 67 percent of school principals in Zimbabwe have had difficulty recruiting specialist teachers, according to one survey. Lack of funding is blamed, and some educators fool themselves into thinking that handling special-needs students is an easy job.

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Two Years After Ban, Corporal Punishment Still Used, Debated in Ugandan Schools

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsEducationLegislation

In 2016, Uganda categorically banned corporal punishment in schools. But two years later, as students continue to report being beaten, and experts debate the merits of caning, the issue remains far from settled.

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In an Area Known for a Lack of School Resources, Guatemalan Students Get Free Tablets

Region: Guatemala

Topics: Education

The education system in Guatemala lacks teachers and materials, while student enrollment and performance are spotty at best. But rural classrooms are integrating a new feature: 28,000 state-of-the-art, education-oriented tablets, donated by outside organizations.

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DRC School Offers Vocational Training to Former Child Soldiers

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Education

In Democratic Republic of Congo, many children are lured into joining armed groups but soon begin looking for an escape. A school in Lubero is offering these former child combatants food, shelter and training in a variety of trades.

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Sign Language Course Creates Connection and Opportunity for Deaf Haitians

Region: Haiti

Topics: Education

Disabled Haitians, including those with auditory impairments, struggle against prejudice and marginalization in their daily lives. Now, an institute is teaching sign language to young professionals – and raising awareness in the process.

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