8 Apr, 2016

German-funded DAFI scholarships give young refugees hope and an education

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UNHCR Shehab, a 22-year-old Syrian student, poses proudly in front of a statue of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, at the entrance to Haceteppe University in Ankara. A refugee from the city of Aleppo, he is in the second year of a health sciences degree course and is the recipient of a German-funded

1 Apr, 2016

Kenya Economic Update: How Can Young Kenyans Access Better Jobs?

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From World Bank Kenya is not short of jobs; it is short of high productivity jobs. This is one of the main findings of the 13th edition of the Kenya Economic Update. Kenya’s economy is creating more jobs than in the past, but these are mainly in the informal services sector and are low productivity

15 Mar, 2016

“What I would most like is to leave this job and go back to school.” 15 year old Mohammed, of Syria, in Iraq

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From UNICEF Iraq  Though he’s only 15 years old, school is a distant memory for Mohammed. He and his five siblings haven’t been in a classroom since they fled Kobani, Syria, three years ago and came to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. To help support his family, Mohammed now works full-time in an industrial area

15 Mar, 2016

Education and reproductive health for girls key to sustainable development

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From UN News   Investing in adolescent girls – especially in their education and reproductive health and rights – will ensure sustainable development for all, according to United Nations officials, government representative, experts, and young women who gathered today at an event at UN Headquarters. According to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), there are currently 600

25 Feb, 2016

US$70 Million project to support Higher Education Reforms and Improved Job Prospects Tunisia Graduates

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From The World Bank  The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$70 million project to address the high levels of unemployment among university graduates in Tunisia. The project will support ongoing reforms to improve the management of universities and the quality of teaching, and to ensure that students are graduating with

19 Feb, 2016

Salvadorean youth become new entrepreneurs

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From UNDP   “Lack of employment, lack of resources and limited opportunities to study at the university are some of the realities that we youth experience in Zacatecoluca," said Nubia Yesenia Laínez, a 25-year old resident in the Department of La Paz, in southern El Salvador. Yesenia left school when she was 18. Unsupported by her

27 Jan, 2016

European and Palestine Refugee Students in Syria Connect via Skype to Advocate for Education

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From UNRWA On 25 January in London and 27 January in Brussels, the #MyVoiceMySchool project will connect European students with Palestine refugee students to discuss the importance of education in their lives. The calls are taking place a few days ahead of the ’Supporting Syria and the Region, London 2016’ conference on 4 February. The

22 Jan, 2016

New Rural School Building Spurs Interest in Education in Bamyan Province

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From the World Bank Story Highlights A new school building with proper facilities in Bamyan Province is providing not only shelter to students but also motivation to parents to enroll their children in school. The school was built and equipped by grants from the Second Education Quality Improvement Program, implemented by the Ministry of Education

18 Jan, 2016

From peace in the home to peace in the world: make education safe for all via UNRWA

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From UNRWA The annual ’16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign’ led by UN Women concluded in December 2015, but the topic remains relevant all year round. The campaign calls upon activists, governments and United Nations partners to mobilize people and highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls. The

30 Jul, 2015

Join UNGEI Youth Consultation: Let your voice be heard!

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Do you care about girls' education? To strengthen our impact, UN Girls' Education Initiative wants to involve young people in its work in an active and meaningful way. As part of this work, UNGEI is holding an online consultation with youth. Your views will help influence UNGEI’s strategy for involving youth better around the world.