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Education & Youth

The Open Society Foundations are committed to empowering young people by supporting efforts to increase access to quality education. From early childhood to higher education, we work to ensure young people from different backgrounds have equal access to education and to promote critical thinking, respect for diverse opinions, and free and open intellectual inquiry.

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Open Society Voices

Children’s Right to Education Must Prevail Amid Privatization

October 28, 2014 by Kate Linkins

The global rise and lack of regulation of privatization in education deepens inequality across the world. A UN report emphasizes the urgent need to preserve education as a public good.

Bringing School to an Orphanage in Kyrgyzstan Means New Prospects for Children

October 24, 2014 by Azat Israliov

Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.

Building the Civil Society of Tomorrow Means Investing in Teachers Today

October 3, 2014 by Trine Petersen 8

An estimated 250 million children globally lack the skills essential to civic participation. To end this learning crisis, we must ensure that all children have teachers who are trained, motivated, and connected.

Open Society People

Deputy Country Director
Director Education and Youth Development Program
U.S. Programs, Open Society Institute–Baltimore
Campaign Manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs