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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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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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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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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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As Tuition Spikes, Students at the University of Puerto Rico Volunteer for Meals

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: EducationMoney

University tuition in Puerto Rico has risen so high that it’s hard for students to balance the cost of courses with the costs of books, facilities and even meals. Many are now volunteering with community kitchens and dining halls to feed themselves.

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Take a Book, Leave a Book: Public Book Exchanges in Puerto Rico Provide Alternative to Rising Costs, Under-Resourced Libraries

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: EconomyEducationMoney

Increasing costs of living and limited library services in Puerto Rico have made it hard for people to access books. To promote access to reading, local people are taking matters into their hands by setting up book exchange projects, so that people can explore the world of reading at lower prices.

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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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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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