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
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. [ Link ]

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

Traumatised schoolchildren and teachers in Haiti struggle to overcome the destruction of Hurricane Matthew
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. [ 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"
"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. [ Link ]

Parents worried as teacher strikes in Chad leave 3m children out of school
"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. [ Link ]

Better Angels with Sarah Brown by Sarah Brown on iTunes
For #ChildrensDay, check out these kids who are just happy to be back in school. [ Link ]

19 pictures that show how happy children are to be at school around the world
"Providing access to education is crucial if we are to better protect children from recruitment (and re-recruitment) and help former child soldiers rebuild their lives." - Child Soldiers International has released a new report on the crucial protection education provides against girls being recruited into armed groups. [ Link ]

Education protects girls in Democratic Republic of Congo from recruitment to armed gangs
2016 has been the year when a global movement began to campaign for action and funding on early childhood development. [ Link ]

#5for5 campaign: a global movement is growing on early childhood development
Fill your weekend with inspirational stories from entertainers, world leaders, activists and campaigners - and tell us: who inspires you?

Listen to Sarah Brown tackle this topic with help from environmental campaigner Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne, Nobel Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi Save the Children International CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt and more on her new #BetterAngels podcast.

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At least six children were killed today in Syrian government shelling that hit a kindergarten in the rebel-held town of Harasta outside the capital Damascus, a monitor said. [ Link ]

‘At least six children killed’ as Syrian kindergarten is bombed | A World At School
What makes certain people stand out from the crowd? What inspires them to make a difference and help others? Global campaigner and author Sarah Brown seeks the answers to those and other searching questions in a new podcast series called Better Angels. [ Link ]

Sarah Brown talks to inspiring people in new Better Angels podcast series | A World At School
More than 300 schools in Afghanistan have been destroyed in the past two months - mainly by the Taliban as they wage war on education. [ Link ]

300 Afghan schools destroyed in weeks as Taliban attack education | A World At School