Education

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The cancellation of classes because of the pandemic has placed the urgency of education innovations in sharper focus. Clearly, no society can afford leaving an entire generation of students unprepared for the future. Yet, even before Covid-19, education systems were in dire need of reform to prepare the youth for the 21st century, which many experts say will be shaped by the Fourth Industrial Revolution in a world that is already becoming more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.

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Why Investment in Nutrition is Critical? Malnutrition is a global crisis. Poor nutrition has far-reaching implications. On an individual level, it causes people to be more susceptible to illnesses due to weakened immunities. From a wider perspective, malnutrition strains healthcare systems, and causes losses in human capital and workplace productivity. During his sharing, Martin Short, CEO of The Power of Nutrition emphasised that malnutrition costs an estimated US$3.5 trillion annually worldwide.

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The Philippines has achieved highest gender parity in Southeast. Yet, gender lens investing has received a lot less attention. By working with philanthropy networks, investors can engage with programmes that support and foster long-term relationships within communities

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The Yidan Prize is more than an award. At Yidan Prize Foundation, we believe in the twin pillars of promoting inspiration and learning to create a better world through education.

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Preventive measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak necessitated a global economic lockdown, prompting abrupt closures of all schools and educational institutions worldwide. As per UNESCO estimates, this has negatively impacted over three-quarters of the world’s roughly 1.5 billion school children impeding their learning and psycho-social development.

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As social issues like unequal access to education transcends across multiple silos, like-minded stakeholders need to partner and move collectively to create impact. Find out how Atlassian Foundation and Room To Read are doing just that, and how you can do so too.

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The unprecedented uncertainty brought about by COVID-19 is one that has affected all of us globally. While navigating this new unknown, interventions and public services are set in place to ensure the needs of the communities are met. The unpredictable nature of this pandemic means that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to address localised challenges exposed by traditional support systems. This is when social purpose organisations with expert knowledge on the ground could come in to address these challenges and enhance conventional systems. These solutions are designed to help the communities in times of distress and provide support through their different innovations.

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The 2019 draft National Education Policy (NEP) is touted as the policy set to have the most transformational impact on India’s education system. As the only education policy that accounts for the effects of the Internet and Telecom revolutions, the NEP drafting process also granted key players of the India education landscape a seat at the table. This is an unprecedented development in India’s education landscape and will act as a blueprint for the future of education in India. 

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With abundant data pointing towards poor learning outcomes in Indian primary and higher education, the Draft National Education Policy has shifted the focus from ‘schooling’ and ‘inputs and investments’ to ‘learning’ and ‘outcomes.’

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Too often, government officials in India are perceived as unmotivated and ineffective in driving change for their citizens. But these officials, particularly at the district level, are critical role models in translating ambitious plans into tangible behaviour change among headteachers and teachers at the school level.

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AVPN and YCAB Foundation are hosting a series of events with the objective of expanding the resource provider network in Indonesia. We launched a panel discussion, which aimed to highlight the crucial role of vocational education in generating quality workforce in Indonesia.

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EdTech Asia provided an overview of major edtech trends and core issues in Asia, and reviewed the work and products of a few regional organisations.

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