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02/24/2017 at 07:30. Facebook
How does a child's brain develop from the womb to age five? #5for5

How a child's brain develops from the womb to age five

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A World At School
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Online school for children in remote parts of Bangladesh wins UN award.

Read Korvi Rakshand's story and how he's trying to break the cycle of poverty.

Online school for children in remote parts of Bangladesh wins UN award

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NEW #BetterAngels podcast with Sarah Brown exploring transforming lives through education, with the people bringing hope to children: Justin Van Fleet, Christos Stylianides, and Elias Bou Saab, and Julia Gillard.

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Better Angels with Sarah Brown by Sarah Brown on iTunes

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We’re asking you to high-five for the under-5s. We want to transform small actions into big change. The more people we reach, the more change we can make. Here’s how YOU can help. #5for5
Aleppo's underground schools, a vital lifeline to hundreds of children living under siege, were forcibly abandoned during the most recent regime offensive. They remain closed.

Aleppo underground schools lie unused after students and teachers leave the city

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An emergency school feeding programme has been launched to allow children to continue their education despite the ongoing drought crisis in Ethiopia.

More than 1.12 million students will get school meals in the worst-hit areas. A similar programme last year allowed more than 2.9 million children to stay in school and be less at risk of child marriage and forced migration.

Emergency school meals for one million children in drought-hit Ethiopia

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Every year, millions of girls around the world become brides before the age of 18. This puts them at risk of violence and early pregnancy. Often child marriage disrupts their chances of getting an education. In Costa Rica, where 1 in 5 girls are wed by 18, some important steps are being taken to combat this.

Costa Rica hopes to keep girls in school by raising marriage age

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Despite pledges by world leaders, huge numbers of Syrian children are still out of school in neighbouring countries. Theirworld has been trying to get a clear picture of what has happened to the promise to provide quality education for every child during this school year.

One year on: what has happened to the promise to get all Syrian refugees into school?

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Tens of thousands of children are returning to school in parts of Mosul retaken from ISIL. Many have been away for over two years, and making up for lost time is of the highest priority.

Children go back to school in parts of Mosul recaptured from Islamic State

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The Colombian conflict looks to be winding down in the near future. What next for its child and former child soldiers?

What next for Colombia’s child soldiers when the 50-year conflict finally ends?

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Now scores of celebrities and influential leaders are backing a call to world leaders that urgent action is needed to get 130 million girls into school.

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Campaigners and celebrities back call to get 130 million girls in school

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Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old girl who made global headlines by tweeting from the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, has revealed she dreams of becoming a teacher. [ Awrld.at Link ]

Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old girl who tweeted from Aleppo, wants to become a teacher

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Former child refugee Elias Bou Saab talked exclusively to Theirworld President Sarah Brown about ​the huge challenges of getting Syrian children into Lebanon's schools - and warned about the risks of losing international aid.

200,000 Syrian refugees in school is legacy of Lebanon's former education minister Elias Bou Saab

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Hurricane Matthew has left a legacy of devastation. What's needed now is safe spaces and support for children and teachers to learn and heal together. [ Awrld.at Link ]

Traumatised schoolchildren and teachers in Haiti struggle to overcome the destruction of Hurricane Matthew

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Sushant was one of the earliest members of the Global Youth Ambassadors network when it began in 2014 and has played a central role in many of our campaigns. Now aged 30, his time in the network is coming to a close. He looks back on the experience and celebrates some of his achievements. [ Awrld.at Link ]

"Being a Global Youth Ambassador has been a great opportunity for me to learn. I have developed the courage to act and the confidence to work for a cause I believe in"

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"We do not delight in stopping classes but we are demanding what we are owed." As industrial action by teachers continues on from September, 3 million children in Chad have been left stranded without school. [ Awrld.at Link ]

Parents worried as teacher strikes in Chad leave 3m children out of school

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"Education can prevent so many problems that are happening in the world. It can break the cycle of poverty, it can prevent violence, it can counter extremism and terrorism."

She's one of our Global Youth Ambassadors, but how did Taha Fathima Khan begin her work as a campaigner and start Child Aware Pro?

Listen to Sarah Brown's #BetterAngels podcast to find out. [ Awrld.at Link ]

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