Weekly Global Education News | May 18, 2017

Update on issues affecting teachers and schools around the world

Renewed hope for thousands of children in Chad

With the implementation of education development activities, Chad has improved its schooling capacity, as well as children’s learning conditions and learning outcomes.

‘STEM Connect’ program brings together students from across the globe

Over the past few months, the secondary school girls have enjoyed the opportunity to speak with similar-aged, like-minded students about their schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and lifestyles. Similarly, the Ivy university students have relished in sharing their own experiences, fielding questions about STEM, study strategies, and leadership.

Uprooted by violence: A toy’s story | UNICEF

Violence linked to Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger has led to widespread displacement — over 1.3 million children are on the move. Far too many children encounter deadly danger, detention, deprivation and discrimination in their search for safety or a better life. One in every 45 children in the world today is on the move. They may be labelled “refugee,” “displaced” or “migrant.” But first and foremost a child is a child. No matter where they come from, no matter who they are. Learn more here: http://uni.cf/2lDWSNa

Number of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children hits ‘record high’ — UNICEF

At least 300,000 unaccompanied and separated children were recorded in some 80 countries in the combined years of 2015 and 2016, up from 66,000 in 2010 and 2011, according to the new UNICEF report A Child is a Child: Protecting children on the move from violence, abuse and exploitation, which presents a global snapshot of refugee and migrant children, the motivations behind their journeys and the risks they face along the way.

One in four children in North Africa, Middle East live in poverty — UNICEF study

Based on research among children in 11 countries, UNICEF says that the lives of at least 29 million children — or one in four in the region — are deprived of two or more of the most basic life necessities including basic education, nutritious food, quality safe water, sanitation and access to information.