Kenya: President Kenyatta launches locally assembled school desks project

Africa/Kenya/20-09-2020/Author and Source: www.kbc.co.ke President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched the Ksh1.9 billion school furniture project that will see Jua Kali artisans supply 650,000 locally assembled desks. Besides equipping secondary and primary schools, the project which is part of the Government’s post-COVID-19 economic stimulus program that is aimed at boosting the Jua Kali sector. Speaking during […]

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Coronavirus lockdown: The Indian migrants dying to get home

Asia/India/24-05-2020/Author and Source: www.bbc.com Tens of thousands of daily-wage migrant workers suddenly found themselves without jobs or a source of income when India announced a lockdown on 24 March. Overnight, the cities they had helped build and run seemed to have turned their backs on them, the trains and buses which should have carried them […]

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Slavoj Zizek: Can Covid-19 remind us that SEX is an important channel for sprituality?

By: Slavoj Zizek The Covid-19 epidemic will certainly give a boost to digital sexual games, but hopefully it will also lead to a new appreciation of physical intimacy and we will remember that sex between two people is a medium for spirituality. The Irish Health Service Executive has issued guidelines about practicing sex in the […]

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England: Greta Thunberg to join school strike in Bristol

Europe/England/23-02-2020/Author (a) and Source: www.bbc.com Climate change activist Greta Thunberg is to join a school strike in Bristol. She tweeted she was «heading for the UK» and was «looking forward» to joining strikers on College Green in the city centre on Friday morning. Bristol Youth Strike for Climate (BYS4C) said it was «honoured to be […]

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China promotes public scientific literacy

Asia/China/20-10-2019/Author (a) and Source: www.xinhuanet.com The young generation has been inspired to explore the world of science by activities from science and technology competitions to science camps. The proportion of scientifically literate citizens in China has increased from 0.2 percent in 1992 to 8.47 percent in 2018, Huai Jinpeng, vice chairman of the China Association […]

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UNESCO: One in every five children, adolescents and youth is out of school worldwide

UNESCO/March 06, 2018/Source: https://en.unesco.org New figures on the number of children out of school worldwide reveal that despite decades of efforts to get every child into the classroom, progress has come to a standstill. According to data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), about 263 million children, adolescents and youth worldwide – one in every […]

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The United States’ War on Youth: From Schools to Debtors’ Prisons

By: Henry A. Giroux If one important measure of a democracy is how a society treats its children, especially poor youth of color, there can be little doubt that American society is failing. As the United States increasingly models its schools after prisons and subjects children to a criminal legal system marked by severe class […]

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