Dear Reader, Before you dive in, I want to make something clear: while this might seem like a complete article, it’s not. That was why it sat in my notepad for months. You will never get the full picture of the damage caused by child marriage through words alone. The truth is: no article can …

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A short bio about yourself I am Deliwe Makata from Malawi. I hold a Master’s degree in Development Policy from the Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management, which is in South Korea. I am also the founder and team leader of Swift Capital, an author, and a speaker. Tell us a little …

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by Karishma Arora Sit idle no more. Go, get education. End misery of the oppressed and forsaken. You have got a golden chance to learn. Savitribai Phule These are the words from the pen of the pioneer of women’s education in India. Uneducated at the time of her marriage, Phule was religiously taught by her …

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by Lillian Efobi Investing in quality education for all, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic background, must remain a top priority for all Commonwealth nations, for quality education is cornerstone of progress, and our collective future depends on harnessing its transformative power. Nigerian Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman Investment in education isn’t confined to …

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A short bio I am Yahyaa Khan, an 18-year-old student at TNS Beaconhouse, DHA Lahore, in Pakistan. I am the founder of TNS Monologue Slam. Tell us a little about your event/project (how it came about, the number of young people who benefited and the impact it had) My Project started at TNS Beaconhouse, DHA …

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by Samara Ali It’s the beginning of March 2020, and amid the excitement of a mundane school break, children are directed to gather for a school-wide assembly. “You are all requested to return to your homes until further notice. Your school schedule and study materials will be communicated to you in due course,” announced the …

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by Monica Islam Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Logical reasoning is an indispensable “soft skill” that today’s graduates need to demonstrate at work. It is an attribute that is tested during college admissions; Graduate Record Examinations (GRE); and undergraduate essays. Outside academia, a well-formed argument enables us to persuade others and win their admiration. …

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