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Search for education eludes children in Dadaab

As though the scars of war are not bad enough, child refugees arrive in Dadaab only to find education hard to get. Those who squeeze into class live in constant fear of repatriation, while girls as young as 12 are married off to help put food on the table. Dadaab …

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Only quality education and an end to violence can offer hope and better opportunities for children in Honduras

Download photos and broll from: TEGUCIGALPA/NEW YORK, 3 April 2019 – “A child under the age of 18 dies from violence every day in Honduras. For a country not engaged in active warfare, this figure is staggering.  “Despite its efforts to reduce violence and protect its youngest citizens, Honduras remains a dangerous place for far too many children and young people. Gangs terrorize neighborhoods across the …

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Surge in demand for schools leaves councils struggling to cope

Councils across England are struggling to keep pace with rising numbers of applications for secondary school, leaving thousands of pupils without a place at any of their preferred schools. More than 600,000 families across England and Wales were told on Friday which secondary school their children would go to in …

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Secondary school bans talking in the corridors to keep children calm

A secondary school has banned pupils from talking between lessons, threatening detention to children who break the rule. In a letter to parents, Ninestiles school in Acocks Green, Birmingham, said pupils would be expected to move around the building in silence when they return after the half-term holidays. “We know …

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