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Integrating Educational Technology with the Power of Teachers in Maharashtra

by |September 24th, 2019

By Anchal Sharma Imagine a bunch of teachers going out of their way, overcoming their limitations of resources to provide the best educational opportunities for their children. They had to face all sorts of challenges ranging from students working in the fields, doing household chores, migration, etc. But what helped these teachers to overcome all… read more

Eco-Ambassador Program: Environment in Action for Millburn, New Jersey

by |July 17th, 2019

In the coming weeks, you may find youth and children of Millburn, New Jersey, surveying their own homes, neighborhoods and community facilities, identifying things that stick out to them or things that bother them about what is happening in their environment. Their inquiry stems from the Eco Ambassadors program, which launched its first summer pilot… read more

The Education Financing Gap Requires Citizen Support

by |July 15th, 2019

The past week (9-18 July) was critical. New York City hosted the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development[1](HLPF).  The United Nations established the HLPF in the Rio+20 meet in 2012 with the release of the report “The Future We want.” At the HLPF, member states conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national… read more

Striking conversations around Environment and Climate Change at the ICT Center, Mahbubnagar

by |June 6th, 2019

It’s been more than 3 months since the Center is running in full swing with so many batches. Classes are now being regularly conducted on topics like Conversational English, Basic ICT skills, foundation concepts in financial literacy and strengthening of life skills. Girls are now getting used to the spirit and culture of the center… read more

Planting Seeds for Environmental Action

by |May 2nd, 2019

Over the past several months, our education team at CSD has been working to build on our portfolio of programs and focus areas to integrate concepts of environmental awareness and sustainable development across the education spectrum.  As we work with committed communities of young people in Ghana, Rwanda, India and Myanmar to discuss and develop… read more

What potential does ICT hold for women in a district in India? Example from ICT Center for Women in Mahbubnagar District of Telangana

by |January 3rd, 2019

The idea posted in May by Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) and i4SD, which envisioned bringing digital skills, solar energy and potential future employment for women under one roof, has become a reality. On December 18th, ICT Women’s Center in Mahabubnagar District of Telangana State in India opened for its first classes offering training to 50 young… read more

Power in Praxis: Forum for Gender Issues

by |October 12th, 2018

Power in Praxis web forum launched on October 11th with professors, researchers, students and individuals committed to meaningfully engage in conversations surrounding gender issues. As a platform launched to bring together personal experiences and stories, positioned within practice and applied research surrounding gender issues, the starting discussion at the first gathering reflected just how complex the… read more

On World Teachers Day: Notes from Teachers in Mahbubnagar District

by |October 5th, 2018

Authors: Teachers of Mahbubnagar District, Telangana District Editors: Srinivas Akula and Radhika Iyengar Today is #WorldTeachersday. While we celebrate the importance of teachers in the world and treat them as the foundations of our society, let us hear from teachers in Mahbubnagar district of Telanagana State in India about the importance of their work, their daily… read more

Engaging the Business Community to Improve Education Quality and Youth Skills: A Conversation with Bridge Builder Jamira Burley

by |September 27th, 2018

Jamira Burley is Head of the Youth Engagement and Skills Initiative of the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education). GBC-Education brings the business community together to accelerate progress in delivering quality education for all of the world’s youth. It combines the voice, capabilities, resources, and innovations of over 100 companies and leading brands to address… read more

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Learning Letter by Letter in Mahbubnagar District, India

by |September 14th, 2018

There are many opinions on how children learn to read. Many of them are based in experiences of teaching kids from typical middle-income families in the west. I started reading stories aloud to my girls when they were about 4 months old. Our kids are exposed to books early on. By the time our middle-class… read more