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“You Showed Us What Hope Looked Like”

January 12, 2017Kristen Bell

Open Society Voices

Education & Youth

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Q&A: A New Way to Access Higher Education for—and by—Displaced Syrians

January 9, 2017

A new initiative harnesses the knowledge of Syria’s dispersed academic community to help other displaced Syrians continue their higher education.

The Stabilizing Power of School for Children with Disabilities in Pakistan

January 4, 2017 | Faisal Bari

Pakistan’s inclusive education programs are still in the pilot stage, but provincial governments hope to scale them up in the coming years.

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.

Brazil, Homicide Capital of the World, Tackles Violence against Children

August 18, 2016 | Robert Muggah

An app that records how young people experience violence could help make their world more secure.

Pakistan Begins to See How Early Childhood Development Could Transform Its Future

August 4, 2016 | Mehnaz Aziz

Focusing on the well-being of its youngest citizens is a long-term investment that could pay dividends for decades to come.

Liberia’s Next Generation Finds Room to Grow

July 27, 2016 | Tina Hyder, Massa Crayton

Despite an array of life-threatening challenges, young children in Liberia are finding support in a country that’s making strides in early childhood development.

Croatia Rallies in Support of Education Reform

June 7, 2016 | Marko Kovačić

In Croatia, protests stretching across the country voiced a clear call to reform an outdated education system. Now it’s time for the government to respond.

In Drug Policy Debates, Youth Are Often Seen but Not Heard

April 15, 2016 | Sarah Merrigan

Though young people are frequently invoked in conversations about drug policy, rarely are they asked to offer their own opinions. At UNGASS, that needs to change.

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