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  • Child marriage will cost the world $4tn by 2030

    WORLD, 2017/07/02 Ending child marriage could add additional than $4tn to the world economy, curb people increase and transform the lives of millions of young women worldwide, claim researchers. A study by the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women, the initial to quantify the financial cost of the practice, suggests that eradicating child marriage would save governments money while enabling girls to complete their education and get better jobs.
  • Parks Canada kicks off 2017 Visitor Season

    CANADA, 2017/05/29 National parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, inclunding the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, celebrated the opening of Parks Canada’s 2017 visitor season and launch of Parks Canada’s NEW smartphone app at Rouge National Urban Park – Canada’s initial nationally protected area in an urban setting.
  • Tom Hooper, CEO at Canterbury Development Corporation.

    WORLD, 2017/03/06 At a time at the same time as we have been reflecting on our recent completed, the annual influx of students is bringing an energy and vibrancy that reflects the city we are today and all the potential we have here in Christchurch and Canterbury. International students are attracted here by the established quality and reputation of our education providers. Recent openings like the University of Canterbury's Engineering Core and Rolleston College exemplify the new national-of-the-art educational facilities we have and demonstrate how well equipped we are for the next. I spoke last week at the Christchurch and Canterbury International Education Conference 2017 about the price of international education and its critical importance for our region's next.
  • Higher earning Why a university degree is worth more in some countries than others

    AFGHANISTAN, 2016/12/11 A university education may expand your mind. It will as well fatten your wallet. Data from the OECD, a club of rich nations, show that graduates can expect far better lifetime earnings than those without a degree. The size of this premium varies. It is greatest in Ireland, which has a high GDP per chief and rising inequality. Since 2000 the unemployment rate for under-35s has swelled to 8% for those with degrees – but to additional than 20% for those without, and nearly 40% for secondary school drop-outs. The country’s wealth presently goes disproportionately to workers with letters next their names.
  • Mobilizing Education for Global Health

    WORLD, 2016/06/11 Education is a fundamental right for everyone, from presently on lack of access to education continues to be a core driver in the world health epidemic. Across the world, 59 million children and 65 million adolescents are out of school and additional than 120 million children do not complete primary education. Education is often referred to as the great equalizer and is critical to improving socio-economic conditions. It opens doors to better employment, access to healthcare and from presently on the ability to support a family. At the same time as families are educated, healthy and self-sufficient, they can strengthen their communities.
  • Caribbean students to benefit from Rihanna’s new scholarship programme

    AMERICAS, 2016/05/11 Barbadian-born Grammy-winning singer Rihanna has announced a world scholarship programme that would fund education for students from seven nations, inclunding her home country and four other Caribbean nations, in the United States. The college scholarship programme, launched through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), would provide up to US$50,000 in scholarships for successful applications from Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, or the US who have by presently been accepted into a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the US for the 2016-2017 year.
  • Poor secondary and tertiary Maths performance needs urgent intervention

    BARBADOS, 2016/03/20 University of the West Indies (UWI) officials are calling for additional action and less talk across the region to confront the low performance in Mathematics at the secondary and tertiary level. Dean in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the UWI Cave Hill Campus, Dr Colin Depradine, said the situation has reached the stage where urgent intervention is required.
  • It’s November and America’s high school seniors and college enrollment officers

    UNITED STATES, 2015/11/30 It’s November and America’s high school seniors and college enrollment officers are busy with applications. While students are providing data and schools are reviewing it, families are asking one question of colleges: “How can we afford you”? Why? Because they have few answers, and fear they’ll be adding to the $1.2 trillion in student loan deficit, a total better than credit card balances or car loans. College costs have risen faster than other prices and faster than stagnant family incomes, causing higher education to be something that people presently have to pay for over time. According to the College Board, inflation-adjusted tuition for private, four-year colleges has risen about two and a half times in 30 years. Over the same time, costs at public, four-year universities additional than tripled.
  • Education beyond schools: Experiences from El Salvador

    EL SALVADOR, 2015/09/18 During 1981, an average of 700 people was killed monthly in El Salvador. Today, 34 years later, El Salvador is not that far from such figures. The month of May ended with 641 people killed, thus becoming the majority violent month since the war ended. Check out Part I of Clara’s Experiences from el Salvador! El Salvador has passed from suffering a civil conflict to suffering a social one. It is a country characterized by legitimated violence, well established in each sphere of the daily life. On my initial day volunteering in San Salvador, I met a 14 year old girl who asked me and my colleague if we had a boyfriend.
  • Education in Europe and USA, where to go?

    AZERBAIJAN, 2015/09/17 Are you thinking about prestigious and rewarding education? Would you like to open new horizons of the world global for you? Is your dream to walk along Montmartre in the worlds most romantic city of Paris, to live in a campus with an Alpine view in Switzerland, or to feel the dynamic pace of life in Manhattan? Again your choice is to study abroad! It is a great opportunity to learn so much and to get the majority exciting experience of your lifetime. You will master at least one foreign language and receive a globally appreciated degree. And of course, it is no doubts rewarding career wise - over 80% of students with a foreign university degree are additional successful in their career than their peers, Expat Insider says.