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Education & Youth

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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How Data Is Helping in the Struggle for the Right to Education in South Africa

December 8, 2017 Allison Corkery

Winning a court ruling alone was not enough to ensure that schoolchildren in the impoverished Eastern Cape province of South Africa have decent desks and chairs.

Virtual, Inclusive, and Strong: How a Youth Group Brings Disability Rights Mainstream

December 1, 2017 Kimberly O’Haver

An emerging youth group in Latin America is advocating for human rights with creative, innovative, and tech-savvy methods. What lessons can advocates elsewhere in the world draw from their example?

Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017 Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil

A surge in the anti-establishment vote in October’s elections has left the long struggle to end segregation of Roma children in Czech schools on uncertain ground.