Tag: Girls Education

Women Who Write: Our 2019 Focus on Literacy, Reading and Writing

BELGRADE, SERBIA—There used to be a popular slogan back in the 1980s on everything from bumper stickers to book marks and t-shirts that stated: “If you can read this, thank…

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For Disadvantaged South African Girls, A STEM Alternative

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA—As the Lego robot started driving around the classroom, 12-year-old Likhona Maginindare, who wants to be a transplant surgeon when she grows up, started jumping up and down with excitement. But when the robot’s shovel-like mechanism at the front did not lift up and move like it was supposed to Ms. Maginindare and the four other pre-teen girls in her after school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) group were told by their teacher to go back to the board where the instructions were posted to find what they had done wrong with their coding. After a lot of concentration, conversation and giggles, the girls recoded the robot and –viola—the robot’s front end lifted up. Theirs joined the other three robots, programmed by their fellow classmates, in revving around the room bumping into each other as the girls looked on with enthusiasm.

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Model and Education Advocate Noella Coursaris Musunka Celebrates a Decade of Malaika

NEW YORK-- On an unseasonably warm Wednesday in May, laughter, voices and the raucous strains of African drums spilled from the entrance of an event space abutting the shores of…

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PCI’s Carrie Hessler-Radelet: Women Are Best Possible Investment

LONDON AND WASHINGTON VIA SKYPE— Public service and development must be in Carrie Hessler-Radelet’s DNA. Not only did she serve as the director of Peace Corps, the overseas volunteer program…

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Teen Twins Prove Age Isn’t a Barrier to Activism

DENVER AND TORONTO VIA EMAIL—Maryam and Nivaal Rehman, 15-year-old Pakistani-born Canadian twins, are your normal teens— with one exception. At the tender age of eight, when many young girls are still…

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Global Barriers Keeping Girls Out of School

SAINT LOUIS, SENEGAL—Despite the dusty courtyard between classrooms at the CEM Bango secondary school, headmaster and teacher Mohad Sow’s light blue traditional boubou robe was crisp and fresh as he swept into his office to greet visitors.

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