Browsing All posts tagged under »Education«

War Against Poverty: Cash in Hand Program

December 29, 2009

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BBC NewsCash in Hand A two part series that explores a simple but controversial idea that cash hand-outs can lift people out of poverty. The idea is to encourage certain patterns of behaviour by giving poor families money in exchange for sending their children to school. The series begins with a Report on the example […]

Filling A Gap in Pakistan’s School System

November 24, 2009

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Amna Nawaz, NBC News KARACHI, Pakistan – No one is exactly sure how old Taimur Muslim is. A soft-spoken, lanky lad with a chipped front tooth and eyes undecided between green and gray, Taimur told me that school is his favorite part of the day, that he hates having to watch over his younger siblings […]

Obama’s Timely School Speech Stresses Student Responsibility

September 8, 2009

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A brilliant, down-to-earth speech from our President to our nation’s students. Speaking at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va., President Barack Obama tells students about his schooling while urging them to work hard and commit to their education. This is the kind of speech Muslims need to hear from their leaders around the world given […]

Educational Challenges Facing the Ummah in the 21st Century

July 27, 2009

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Professor Rafik Beekun Although Islam encourages Muslims to acquire knowledge as assiduously as they can (please read the article excerpt below), the Muslim world is falling behind many other countries in education, and the data is not pretty.  This is an unfortunate turn of events in the knowledge economy because this increasing educational crisis condemns future generations […]

Inside Story: Arab Education System Failing

March 21, 2009

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Al Jazeera According to a new report from the World Bank, the quality of education in the Arab world is falling behind other regions and needs urgent reform. The report states that Arab countries need to make education their top priority in order to meet the needs of a young population and rapidly-expanding labour market. […]

Crisis in Palestine: Getting an education under fire

February 4, 2008

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Witness: Two schools in Nablus (Part 1) Witness: Two schools in Nablus (Part 2) Witness: Two schools in Nabulus (Part 3)