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  The grassroots stories on Education for All around the world are written by journalists, non-governmental organizations and others who feel they have a story to tell. You are also invited to submit articles written in a clear and personal style on an issue of interest.
 
 
  Girls get short shrift in world education system By Marwaan Macan-Markar, Inter Press Service
 
Asia
 
Reaching Out to 'Hard-to-Reach' Children in Bangladesh By Tabibul, Islam Inter Press Service (NEW)
 
By Marites Sison, Inter Press Service (NEW)
 
  Economic Crisis Keeps Children Out of School in Indonesia By Kanis Dursin, Inter Press Service
 
  Alternative Schools Offer Hope for 'Drop-outs' in Japan By Suvendrini Kakuchi, Inter Press Service
 
  IT Literacy High on Govt Priority List in Malaysia By Anil Netto, Inter Press Service
 
  ALIF Spells Open Sesame For Pre-schoolers in Pakistan By Nadeem Iqbal, Inter Press Service
 
  Community effort lacking in WB-funded programme in India By Ranjit Dev Raj, Inter Press Service
 

  Chinese reforms afoot, but parents worry about effect By Antoaneta Bezlova, Inter Press Service

 
  Changed mindsets get Muslim girls into schools By Ranjit Dev Raj, Inter Press Service
 
  Hungry for school in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea By Ahn Mi-Young, Inter Press Service
 
  Education troubles in Afghanistan by Latika Padgaonkar, UNESCO New Delhi
 
  Alarming situation of education in Pakistan by Aamir Latif, Pakistan Press International

  Small Schools Close, Increasing Drop Outs in Sri Lanka By Feizal Samath, Inter Press Service
 
Africa
 
Youth Raise Right To Education Demand in Togo By Noel Tadegnon, Inter Press Service (NEW)
 
  Kenya Grapples with Brain-drain Troubles By Katy Salmon, Inter Press Service
 
  More Minuses Than Pluses Before Dakar in Congo By Lyne Mikangou, Inter Press Service
 
  Traditional Leaders Tackle Female Education in Niger By Souleymane Anza, Inter Press Service
 
  Majority of Students Molested By Teachers in Botswana By Caitlin Davies, Inter Press Service
 
  More Use Of African Languages In Schools Called For in Africa By Assumpta Massoi, Inter Press Service
 
  A family for homeless children in Benin By Sebastien Agboton
 
  Learning in the streets of Dakar by Bassirou Sow, Sud Quotidien, Senegal
 
  Uganda hits universal primary education target by Dan Elwana, The East African Newspaper, Kampala, Uganda

  Effective post-war reconstruction through decentralisation in Rwanda by Leila Loupis, UNESCO Harare

  Participatory approach revives adult education in Tanzania by Mboneko Munyaga, Special Correspondent, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  Kenya makes great strides in early childhood education by David Aduda, Nation Newspapers, Nairobi, Kenya

  Famine takes toll on learning in Kenya By David Aduda, journalists of the Nation Newspaper in Kenya

  Girl education project a resounding success in Malawi By Hazwell Kanjaye, Inter Press Service

  Education seen as the saviour in Swaziland By James Hall, Inter Press Service

  Firm Reform Plans for Moribund System in Morocco By Nizar Al-Aly, Inter Press Service

  Skills Revolution in the Making in South Africa By Farah Khan, Inter Press Service
 
The Americas
 
Black Children Often Mislabelled as Hyperactive in the United States By Katherine Stapp, Inter Press Service (NEW)
 
Time To Put Money Where Your Mouth Is, NGOs Tell Govts in Mexico By Marwaan Macan-Markar, Inter Press Service (NEW)
 
Diplomas' for Schools with Full Enrollment in Colombia By Maria Jos Llanos, Inter Press Service (NEW)
 
Helping Boys Become Educated Men in Barbados By Cara Mason,
Inter Press Service
(NEW)
 
Boosting Enrollment at the Expense of Quality in Peru By Abraham Lama, Inter Press Service (NEW)
 
 All Schools On-Line by 2003 in Argentina By Marcela Valente, Inter Press Service (NEW)
 
  Revive National Language in Dominica and St. Lucia By Peter Richards, Inter Press Service
 
  Schools Embrace Big Business To Raise Money in Canada By Paul Weinberg, Inter Press Service
 
  Reform Policies Aim to Unify Region in the Caribbean By Peter Richards, Inter Press Service
 
  New Test of Ability For High School Entry in the Caribbean By Corinne Barnes, Inter Press Service
 
  'Education for All' Goal Eludes Regional Governments in the Caribbean By Wesley Gibbings, Inter Press Service
 
  Steady But Slow Progress on EFA Goal in Costa Rica By Nefer Munoz, Inter Press Service
 
  Male Enrollment Figures Challenge Gender Equity in Cuba By Patricia Grogg, Inter Press Service
 
  Vocational Schools Offer Micro-business Skills in Ecuador By Kintto Lucas, Inter Press Service
 
  UN Moves To Return Children to Classrooms in Conflict Zones in Mexico By Marwaan Macan-Markar, Inter Press Service
 
  Newcomer Schools' Reach Out to Older Students in the United States By Katherine Stapp, Inter Press Service
 
  Continuing Education Programmes Flourish in Trinidad and Tobago By Peter Richards, Inter Press Service
 
  Learning through TV and Internet in Mexico By Diego Cevallos, Inter Press Service
 
  Inequity sands in the way of 'Education For All' in Latin America By Gustavo Gonzalez, Inter Press Service
 
  Escuela nueva in Colombia goes urban By Ángela Constanza Jerez T. Journalist, El Teimpo, Colombia

  Girls Move to Head of the Class in Brazil By Mario Osava, Inter Press Service

  Model School Project Riddled with Problems in Venezuela By Luis Cordova, Inter Press Service
 
  Interactive Radio Instruction in Haiti: An Enriching Experience By Jhonny Célicourt, Haitian Foundation for Private Education
 
Europe
 
Education Suffers All Round Decline in Post-Soviet Years in Russia
By Sergei Blagov, Inter Press Service
(NEW)
 
  Sex Education Welcomed By Students, Families in Turkey By Nadire Mater, Inter Press Service
 
  Wide Education Gap In Multi-Cultural Britain By Neena Bhandari, Inter Press Service
 
  Education Still Pipedream for Gypsies in Greece By Wes Jonasson, Inter Press Service
 
  Education system in tatters under sanctions in Youguslavia By Vesna Peric Zimonjic, Inter Press Service
 
  Economic crisis bites into education gains in eastern Europe By Yojana Sharma, Inter Press Service
 
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