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A Vision for the Future of Education: The Incheon Declaration

A transformative vision for education over the next 15 years has been adopted at the World Education Forum (WEF) in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Oshun Partnership’s Sarah Beeching was one of the attendees and has welcomed the declaration amongst the global education community; including government ministers from more than 100 countries, non-governmental organisations and youth groups.
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Sarah Beeching speaks at King’s College London

Last week, Oshun Partnership’s Sarah Beeching spoke at an event hosted at King’s College London. The packed out audience was made up of over 200 delegates, including students, professors and individuals active in conflict, security and development work. The theme of the conference was ‘post-2015 development challenges in conflict zones’ and it aimed to serve as an opportunity for speakers to share their thoughts abou
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Ethio Day at Putney High School

Out of The Box is a fresh, innovative project which aims to build a children’s playground and youth centre at the Balderas Housing Condominium in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Via interactive youth workshops and in partnership with the Balderas Resident Association, the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture (EiABC), and Manchester Young Lives (MYL), the OfTB team have designed an original, culturally relevant, dynamic indoor
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GPE’s Idea Wall Fuses Innovation And Solutions At Second Replenishment Conference

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Second Replenishment conference took place in Brussels recently. The event was attended by some 800 delegates, including more than 40 ministers, education experts, as well as, representatives from multilateral organizations, civil society, business and youth leaders from 91 countries. The conference marked a successful start to the Global Partnership’s new 2015-2018 re
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Rwanda: Educating children with disabilities

Since 2000, Rwanda has made impressive gains in providing access to education for all children. With primary access now standing at around 94%, Rwanda is amongst the top achievers in the African league table. However, there is a huge discrepancy between urban and rural access to primary and secondary education. Often children enter school late, poorly equipped to learn and stunted, due to poor nutrition in early chil
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The Missing Millions: Education for Children Living with Disabilities

‘Leave no one behind’ is the mantra set out in the High Level Panel report published in May 2013. The report, presented to the UN Secretary General, makes key recommendations for world leaders and policy makers for global sustainable development goals beyond 2015.   In this two-part blog series I explore a group of people who are currently being left behind, children with disabilities, and what this means in the cont
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Malala Yousafazi: A Future Leader

‘Instead of sending tanks, send books. Instead of sending weapons, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send us teachers.’ — Malala Yousafzai, United Nations, September 2013 The 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2013 was one of the busiest in memory, especially for education. This was the final big political push to deliver Millennium Development Goal 2. Inspiring change If one
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Play in the Global South – A Luxury or a Right?

Addis Ababa 2013– a city undergoing rapid urbanisation, modernisation and population growth is increasing portrayed as a beacon of 21st development; epitomised by the creation of its concrete pavements, dual carriageways, high-rise glass office blocks and shopping malls and condominium housing developments. In real terms what does this mean for the people who occupy the city and in particular for the children and you
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Literacy, the golden thread of Education

‘Literacy, like education in general, is not the driving force of historical change. It is not the only means of liberation, but it is an essential instrument for all social change’ UNESCO, Declaration of Persepolis, 1975 During the Parliamentary event: Empowering Women through Education: Challenges and Strategies, the Literacy Working Group brought to the developmental table an interesting take on women’s empowermen
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