* Written by Daniel Alonso Soto Today, June 12th, the World Day Against Child Labor is celebrated, which this year focuses on highlighting the importance of social protection to keep children out of child labor. This made me realize how fortunate I’ve been. I was able to grow up and complete my studies, having to focus on nothing more than merely learning, playing, and … [Lee más...] about No time to grow up
I think all of us can recall a special teacher who inspired us, pushed us and made us grow. For me it was my Spanish teacher who planted in me a seed that has led to a lifelong love affair with the cultures, peoples and countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. For others it may be the teacher who mentored them and made them see that they had the power to transform their … [Lee más...] about Did you have one of those awesome teachers who turned your world around?
Education seeks to provide equal learning opportunities for all: the poor and the rich. But... can education systems accomplish this goal? Can the poorest children and youth achieve high learning outcomes? To date, no clear response to either one of these two questions exists within the literature. … [Lee más...] about Avoiding the poverty trap
When the students of Crazy Horse High School in South Dakota decided to take action in their community they were competing against the odds. Ninety-seven percent of their neighbors live in poverty. On the reservation where they grew up, young people are especially affected by unusually high rates of unemployment, alcoholism, school dropouts, even suicide. While over 80% of … [Lee más...] about Design for Change
Think of a child playing with dolls? Do you envision a girl or a boy? Think of an engineer. Do you envision a man or a woman? Now think of a psychologist. Same question, man or woman? Now think of somebody in a managerial position. Then think of their assistant. And who would you say has the best salary and best working conditions? Gender stereotypes, you? … [Lee más...] about Is crunching numbers like playing with dolls?