In honor of Malala Day, here are 5 girls in the hemisphere that have become courageous and active voices for rights.
Mexico sends its least-prepared instructors to the country’s rural indigenous communities, condemning their children to poor education and poverty.
India’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) has consistently failed to meet its objectives in reducing poverty. The reason: the unrealistic expectations and burdens placed on the under-trained community leaders.
There are a number of things pending in the full implementation of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). One of them is the harmonization of degree programs, and it’s hurting the labor pool and the children of NAFTA.
Experts and pundits have decided that education is the magic bullet to cure most of Latin America’s ills. Problem is: it’s a long term bet, with no known solutions and too many people working on the edges.
A week before the Donors’ Summit in San Salvador I was able to catch up with Kathy Hall of the Summit Foundation. In a wide-ranging interview she discusses the failures of governments in Central America to provide for the younger generation, the need for the U.S. to condition its assistance to local governments meeting their own commitments, and the moral obligation of donors to collaborate and ensure greater transparency.
Predictably, the rates of financial inclusion are significantly higher across the region for those with a secondary education. But there is one country that counters that trend: Argentina. Why?
With only one university in the top 100, what does this say about the ability of Latin America to produce an educated workforce that can complete in today’s global economy?