Urmi Basu is the founder of New Light in India. #SheInspires us because she is helping to break the cycle of prostitution by educating the children of prostitutes.
What woman inspires you? Is it your mother, your first grade teacher or your best friend? Or maybe it’s Malala Yousafzai or Edna Adan? For International Women’s Day (March 8), we’ll be sharing photos on Instagram of women who inspire us with the hashtag #sheinspires.
Please join us by posting a picture (or pictures!) of a woman who inspires you on Instagram. We’ll sharing some of our favorites here — just make sure to use the hashtag #sheinspires so we can find it.
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere…
"More than half of Arab children are not learning," says Senior Fellow Hafez Ghanem in this new podcast about learning in the Arab world.
He joined Liesbet Steer, a fellow also with the Center for Universal Education at Brookings, in this discussion about their findings on and solutions for a range of education issues in the region, including number and quality of teachers, accountability, gender, curriculum, and whether Arab world children are learning the skills they need to compete in the 21st century.
This week, Anne Firth Murray interviews Lynn Murphy on the effectiveness of girls’ education as a health and human rights intervention and some of the problems that are encountered in trying to implement programs that result in true learning.
Lynn Murphy is a Senior Fellow at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation where she works with the Education, Population, and Global Development programs to lead the development of an initiative supporting universal education in the developing world. Prior to joining the foundation, Lynn served as a consultant and education advisor for several international organizations, including Save the Children, UNESCO, Commonwealth Education Fund, and WestEd.
Lynn holds a Ph.D. in International and Comparative Education and an M.A. in International Education Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University. Her research focuses on the role and contribution of nongovernmental organizations in “Education For All”. She has published on the emergence-and consequences- of transnational advocacy efforts in international development and education. Lynn has lived and worked in the education sector in several Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa countries and has taught at the primary, secondary, and university level.
[MALI] Children in Timbuktu are returning to their classrooms over a year since the end of the occupation of the ancient desert city by militant Islamists.
Schools dispensing ‘western-style’ education – as opposed to Qur’anic institutions – had been prime targets for attack. Books were burned, furniture looted and buildings destroyed. Now Timbuktu is firmly on the road to postwar recovery there has been a slow but steady return to normal life