Bringing Science Labs to the Students

  Today marks the 13th annual World Science Day for Peace and Development. The focus of this UN day is to renew scientific commitments to peace and development and to show citizens the extent to which science is relevant in our daily lives. It is an opportunity for international discussions and a venue for innovation, stressing “the responsible use of …

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To Teach Science and Engineering in Haiti, MIT Project Embraces the Kreyòl Language

In 2012, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) won a five-year grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to produce Kreyòl language education resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Called the MIT-Haiti Initiative, the project will take open education resources previously developed by MIT, translate them into Haiti’s native language of Kreyòl, make them available to higher education institutions in Haiti, and evaluate their effectiveness.

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Lessons via Satellite Bring New Meaning to Distance Education

A UK initiative is seeking to change teaching methodologies and streamline curriculum across the Greater Accra region in an attempt to empower girls to own their education. UK’s DFID has teamed up with the UK private sector bring solar-powered computers to classrooms, which will deliver math and English lessons via satellite that are taught remotely by teachers in the capital.

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Empowerment through Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking

Reading and writing open doors of opportunity and provide a path to well-being–from securing a stable livelihood to maintaining a safe, secure home, to being able to understand human rights. The World University Services of Canada works with marginalized groups in Vietnam to increase literacy and promote strong education programs.

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Volunteer Farmer Trainers Transform Lives in East Africa

Agriculture is a major source of employment in developing countries, but farmers in those countries often must contend with the challenge of accessing the education they need to improve their livelihoods. The East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project aims to address this problem by introducing volunteer farmer trainers (VFTs) in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.

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