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11 Jun 2018 description
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Mary Maker - who was a refugee herself - gave a passionate speech to an audience watching at Kakuma camp in Kenya and online.

A refugee-turned-teacher told a worldwide audience she wants to inspire young people who are going through the same experience.

Mary Maker - who fled from the South Sudan conflict - was one of the speakers at the first ever TEDx event to be held in a refugee camp.

08 May 2018 description
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One of the victims was the son of a police chief - other attacks and flooding have kept thousands of students out of school in the area.

Three children were shot dead in an ambush on their way to school in Kenya.

The car they were travelling in was sprayed with bullets, killing them and the driver, said a police chief whose son was one of the victims.

The children were heading to their school at Kapedo in Baringo County when they were attacked.

Kapedo police chief Josephat Lopalal said his child - a form one student at Kapedo High School - was killed.

07 Aug 2017 description
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Peter Atum tells of the many challenges he faces in educating displaced children from different countries and with limited resources.

Dadaab is a complex of refugee camps in eastern Kenya which hosts almost 250,000 people. Like any city, it has schools, hospitals and transport systems. Most of the refugees living there are from nearby Somalia - but there are also people from other countries including Ethiopia, South Sudan and Rwanda.

19 May 2017 description
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The journey for education is not an easy one - as most parents and teachers can attest to, especially in the northeastern parts of Kenya.

Here, parents and their children have to walk for long distances just to access one of the basic needs of any child, the right to education and quality care.

Access to another basic need - proper health and hygiene, especially for mothers and young children - also needs to be looked into as a matter of urgency.

31 Mar 2017 description
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Shanyn Ronis - named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education list - tells how her Education Global Access Program aims to train 3000 teachers this year in Africa and Latin America. What do teachers do? They teach, obviously! But they also inspire young people, serve as role models and even save lives.

15 Mar 2017 description
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Drought and conflict are causing massive hunger emergencies - against a backdrop of one in four children in developing countries already suffering chronic malnutrition that could affect their development.

The world is watching in horror as yet another humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding.

13 Jun 2016 description
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World Day Against Child Labour yesterday highlighted the plight of 168 million children across the globe. In this guest blog, a former street child from Kenya tells how he is now helping other children to get an education and fulfil their potential.

By Gilbert Ngaira, Country Programmes Manager of Kenya Alliance for Advancement of Children (KAACR)

This year’s World Day Against Child Labour looked at how to tackle child labour in supply chains.