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Eager to Learn in Niger

by Dr. Pamela Young

In Niger, children and teachers are taking control of learning with the help of a Plan International USA program.

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For More Sustainable Development, Commit to Locally Led Solutions

by Tessie San Martin

Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin wrote a recent op-ed for Devex emphasizing the importance of locally led solutions for sustainable development.

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Supporting Education in South Sudan

by Dr. Pamela Young

Four years after independence, education in South Sudan is facing continued challenges, but this local community is motivated in its efforts to revitalize their school.

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Plan International USA Leads Community Engagement in Education Panel

by Dr. Pamela Young

Plan colleagues from across the globe joined the Washington DC gathering of the 2015 Comparative and International Education Society Conference.

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Helping Children's Futures Bloom

by Israel Abebe

Life for many children around the world, especially girls, leaves a lot to be desired. You have probably already heard the obstacles. If they are registered for school, they are pulled out at an early age so they can help support their families by working in the field or caring for their siblings.

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Speak Up and Be Bold

by Patrick Maguire

As men, regardless of where we are in the world, we are bold if we speak up. And, we cannot be bashful.

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Girls CHARGE, Tackling the Issues that Keep Girls Out of School

by Sarah Hendricks

On Wednesday, Plan International announced its part in a groundbreaking effort spearheaded by The Clinton Global Foundation’s “No Ceilings” Initiative and the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution.

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Africa Has Big Plans

by Justin Fugle

Africa has big plans. It is a continent with more peaceful, stable, democratic countries than ever before. It is a continent with some of the fastest growing economies in the world. It is a continent with increasing opportunities for women and youth. And, it is still a continent with more than its share of conflict, poverty, and corruption. But it is certainly both of those things these days. Africa knows what Africa needs, and its leaders and citizens are more capable than ever.

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Michelle Obama Got It Right: Gender Equality Is about Attitudes and Beliefs

by Marcia Odell

Michelle Obama got it just right when, in her address at the Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders last Wednesday, she pointed out that when it comes to the role of girls and women in Africa, “the problem…isn’t only about resources, it’s also about attitudes and beliefs.”

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Take Action and Get More Children into School

by Nigel Chapman

Plan International CEO Nigel Chapman wrote a recent op-ed for Devex emphasizing the importance of girls’ education and why it is imperative that countries follow through on the pledges made to invest in education at the recent Global Partnership for Education Conference.

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Take Action and Get More Children into School

by Nigel Chapman

Plan International CEO Nigel Chapman wrote a recent op-ed for Devex emphasizing the importance of girls’ education and why it is imperative that countries follow through on the pledges made to invest in education at the recent Global Partnership for Education Conference.

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Girls' Education: We Know What Works, But What Works Sustainably At Scale?

by Tessie San Martin

I was privileged to have been invited a few weeks back to a meeting assembled by First Lady Michelle Obama’s staff to discuss the challenges facing adolescent girls’ education. Representatives and experts from a broad range of research, advocacy, and service delivery organizations, both public and private, that focus on the issue of girls’ education convened for a lively discussion.

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