Assignment Asia: Underaged marriages in Nepal

When you think of a person’s teenage years, what comes to mind? School? Pursuing sports, or the arts? Making #TikTok videos? What about getting married? Some might think teenagers are too young to wed, but in some parts of Nepal, that’s not the case. In fact, in certain communities there, it’s the norm. But this … Read more Assignment Asia: Underaged marriages in Nepal

Ashworth: ‘We’ve got an education crisis’

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth says the government has “given up” on education, creating a “crisis” in the UK. Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzG5BnqHO8oNlrPDW9CYJog SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like … Read more Ashworth: ‘We’ve got an education crisis’

UK education broker: I will miss everything about China

Kurt James Davie, an education broker from the UK, came to Suzhou in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province in late December last year as a tourist. After the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, he chose to stay in China with his friends and took short videos online to share his daily life and experience in China. … Read more UK education broker: I will miss everything about China

Listen, Watch, Learn: Peru’s school system takes to the airwaves | The Listening Post (Feature)

March 16, 2020, was the day Peruvian parents, teachers, and students had been preparing for – the beginning of the new school year. But on March 15, the president appeared on national TV to declare a state of emergency and a strict nationwide lockdown. “One day I got a call from the chairman of the … Read more Listen, Watch, Learn: Peru’s school system takes to the airwaves | The Listening Post (Feature)

Educating Syria’s Lost Generation | Al Jazeera Close Up

“The bombings were getting closer and closer,” says Dr Nasser Alzhouri. As the war in Syria raged, the Alzhouri family home burned down. Alzhouri and his son, Suliman, set off for Lebanon. The only thing Alzhouri took with him was his degree certificate. Unbeknown to his father, Suliman had snuck back into their house to … Read more Educating Syria’s Lost Generation | Al Jazeera Close Up

Nepal’s Fake Orphans | 101 East

In the remote villages scattered throughout the Himalayas, opportunities for children are rare. So when an aunt offered to take 10-year-old Devi to the bustling capital, Kathmandu, to attend school, her mother readily agreed. What awaited Devi was not the opportunity of a lifetime, but misery and despair. Her aunt handed her over to an … Read more Nepal’s Fake Orphans | 101 East

Crossing the border to go to school in the US – BBC News

Ana Fernanda and Ana Luisa Bernal are 16-year-old twins and juniors in high school. Since kindergarten, they’ve crossed an international border every single day to go to school. The girls live in Mexicali, Mexico, with their mother but, being born in the US, they’re able to cross to get an education in English in Calexico, … Read more Crossing the border to go to school in the US – BBC News

USA: President Obama’s State of the Union Address, January 25th 2011

The full text of President Obama’s State of the Union Address to Congress on 25th January 2011 with accompanying video coverage (The Global Herald recommends viewers to fast forward to 05:09): Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Tonight I want to begin by congratulating the men and women … Read more USA: President Obama’s State of the Union Address, January 25th 2011

BAFTAS: Long List of Nominations Announced

The first round of voting for the 2010 BAFTAS has been concluded. A further round of voting will take place before the final nominations are announced on Thursday 21st January 2010. The “Long List” of nominations for the 2010 Orange British Film Awards is as follows: Best Film Avatar District 9 An Education Gran Torino … Read more BAFTAS: Long List of Nominations Announced