Education

“...a bridge from misery to hope.” - adapted from a quote by Kofi Annan

A basic education is an essential human right and should be a global, national, and local priority. On September 25, 2015, the countries of the UN adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for...

Tara Scott at DPI Conference

Tara Scott (AWC Central Scotland), member of the Education Team, traveled to Korea to attend the UN Department of Public Information NGO Conference 2016. This is Tara's report: 

Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together

The 66th UN DPI / NGO Conference

 Seeing oneself as a Global Citizen was at the heart of this conference. My understanding...

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FAWCO Education Team/AIWC Cologne

Bridging Cultures Workshop Between Cologne and Kisumu

The Bridging Cultures Workshop started with great enthusiasm, and consisted of four successful 45 minute actual Skype sessions. Having great IT specialists present at the IBA (Cologne, Germany) and the Aga Khan School (Kisumu, Kenya) certainly helped. A total of 13 students were involved in the whole workshop. We soon realized...

Walking for Water

 

Every day, women and children in Africa and Asia
walk an average of 4 miles (6.4 km)
to collect water.   

The 10 - 12 year old students involved in this fun and interesting “Walking for Water” workshop were eager participants. They keenly watched the “Lucia’s Story” video, which exposed them to the problems associated with limited access to water and...

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Literacy is about more than just words and meaning. It is important because it affects peoples’ lives directly; impacting their chances of employment, level of income and type of occupation. Research shows that higher literacy skills can lead to better jobs, increased incomes and greater productivity. Literacy skills also affect social status, level of political participation, opportunities for cultural...

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