During school hours, many young children in one central Ugandan district are deployed in family gardens and fields, guarding against hungry monkeys. Families say their work is important, but government officials, worried about falling school enrollments, are pushing back.
One Zimbabwean ex-convict found a new passion during his time in prison thanks to the prison’s rehabilitation programing. During his 10-year sentence, the man started a theatre troupe, which led him to pursue acting upon his release.
Eleven years ago, the Argentine government passed a law guaranteeing the right of all students in public and private schools to receive comprehensive sex education. But as budget cuts threaten the national sex education program, upholding that guarantee has fallen to independent organizations and volunteers.
A new curriculum mandated by the government, though welcomed by some for expanding skills training, has provoked ire among teachers and teachers’ unions for its fast roll-out and lack of materials and training. The expanded curriculum aims to address the country’s high unemployment rate by teaching students the skills commonly needed in the local workforce.