Around 650,000 children in Senegal have no access to schooling, although education is compulsory according to the country's constitution. Many who do get a chance to study are determined to make the most of it. A report from the outskirts of Dakar.
The UN says countries aren't doing enough to integrate a growing number of refugee children into their national education systems. A new report has revealed that Germany alone requires tens of thousands of new teachers.
MP3 players are being used as a valuable source of information for health and general well-being. A German couple are distributing the portable devices to improve the lives of illiterate women in rural areas.
Imagine starting school and not being able to understand your teacher. That's a reality for many African first-graders who speak their mother tongues at home and are taught in English, French or Portuguese at school.
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