The government affirmed its commitment to bilingual education for ethnic minority children in Cambodia’s northern provinces at a UNESCO conference in Bangkok last week.
Up until two months ago, 13-year-old Sangita Devi had never set foot in a school. She grew up in a household in India where she and her older sister assumed all of the responsibilities while her two brothers were in school.
On October, 18, 2013, we caught up with Maria Landa, who with CARE's help owns three successful businesses in Peru.
Half of the world’s out-of-school children live in conflict-affected areas. Getting those children back to school can save their lives, their health – and their futures.
They expected her to stay home until she got married. She chose school instead.
As the oldest daughter of a poor family in a rural Indian farming community, Laxmi, age 12, was destined to do housework, watch after her four younger siblings and marry at age 14.
This ‘burden’ said no to child marriage, and demanded an education instead.
It was all arranged, even the dowry.