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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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Open Society Voices

The Scholarships That Launched the Open Society Foundations

November 1, 2016 George Soros

For over three decades, support for disenfranchised scholars has been a key endeavor of the foundations.

Why Inclusive Education Is for All Children, Everywhere

September 15, 2016 Alison Hillman, Kate Lapham

This month, the UN affirmed that inclusive education for all learners at all levels is critical for the development of fair and open societies.

How a Broken Economic System Keeps Roma Children in Special Schools

September 14, 2016 Miroslav Klempar

Roma students are often funneled into special schools, but a door-to-door initiative is supporting parents who want a mainstream education for their children.