Friday, April 7, 2017 - 09:30 by Cat-Dan Lai-Smith
By: Sunha Hwang, WVI Basic Education Atlas Corps Fellow
“I want to go to an academic high school, not a vocational school.”
I still remember the moment that I spoke to my parents about my desire to pursue a secondary education.
When the International Monetary Fund (IMF) economic crisis occurred in 1997, the majority of people in South Korea were struggling with financial difficulties.
My family was not an exception. I had to decide on my...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 08:37 by Zena Khoury
Meet Mo’men, the calm and collected 12-year-old Jordanian boy benefiting from World Vision’s Remedial Education and Awareness Raising for Syrian and Jordanian Children program that is funded by the Japan Platform.
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 04:31 by Cat-Dan Lai-Smith
Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr is renowned globally for his extraordinary efforts to fight the injustices of inequality. During a recent visit to Rev King’s hometown in Atlanta, Georgia, I had the privilege of learning more about his life, faith and work. Most of the exhibits I viewed brought to life the context of his pivotal role in helping to establish the Civil Rights Movement in America during the 1960s.
Of the many famous sayings that he was known for, the...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 04:28 by Andrew Ofosu-Dankyi
Until I joined a reading programme in Ghana, I used to think that teaching children in their mother tongue was not only a waste of their precious time but also out of fashion. I remember my secondary school days when many of my friends teased students who spoke in their mother languages. They told them that learning their mother language could only get them a job as a magician!
When I was a student, we were taught the letter sounds in...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 03:00 by Lisa Easterbooks
I stood at the front of a training room in West Africa, trying to moderate a heated discussion between some veteran teachers on how best to manage children in a classroom. In a workshop on reading skills, teachers began to express their frustration in trying to maintain class control for long enough to get kids to focus on their reading activities. According to them, behaviour management was an issue. Large class size was an issue. Getting kids to pay...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 09:25 by Lisa Easterbooks
On 19 December, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. Since the introduction of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000, much has been accomplished to improve the status of girls and women. However, many challenges still remain.
UNESCO reported in June 2016 that there are...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 14:22 by Andrew Ofosu-Dankyi
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:49 by Lisa Easterbooks
I love back-to-school time! Proud parents walk their children to their classrooms, take pictures and speak words of encouragement. Teachers welcome kids and thoughtfully plan out their lessons. Children have the opportunity to learn and make friends. I got to experience this for the first time last week when my daughter started kindergarten.
I am full of pride as a parent. As an educator, I can’t wait to find out what she learns this year. But as kids go back to...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 06:30 by Craig Geddes
This year marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day and at World Vision we are taking a moment to reflect on what has been achieved in education for children across the globe.
Like a wedding anniversary, where a couple can look back on the years that have passed and see how they, as partners, have changed and grown, so, we, as...
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 08:42 by
By Ted Neill, Early Childhood Care and Development Specialist, World Vision
It was at an early childhood development (ECD) conference that I first heard a speaker describe ECD programmes as the “education vaccine”. He could not actually recall where he had first heard the phrase himself, but it had stuck with him. It stuck with me too. In the years since, I have found myself sharing the same...