Understanding Children’s Right to Education Education is an essential right, which permits each person to receive instruction and to blossom socially. The right to an education is vital for the economic, social and cultural development of all societies. Education: an important apprenticeship Education permits one to acquire basic knowledge Education entails that its subjects acquire a variety of knowledge. It begins with the acquisition of elementary knowledge—that is to say, literacy—on the part of the youngest members of society.
WHAT’S IN MY BAG? – Uprooted – Medium This year, nearly 100,000 men, women and children from war-torn countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have fled their homes and traveled by rubber dinghies across the Aegean Sea to Lesbos, Greece. Refugees travel light, for their trek is as dangerous as it is arduous. They are detained, shot at, hungry. Smugglers routinely exploit them, promising safety for a price, only to squeeze them like sardines into tiny boats. Most have no option but to shed whatever meager belongings they may have salvaged from their journeys. Those allowed to bring extra baggage aboard often toss it overboard, frantically dumping extra weight as the leaky boats take on water.
WHAT’S IN MY BAG? – Uprooted – Medium This year, nearly 100,000 men, women and children from war-torn countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have fled their homes and traveled by rubber dinghies across the Aegean Sea to Lesbos, Greece. Refugees travel light, for their trek is as dangerous as it is arduous. They are detained, shot at, hungry. Smugglers routinely exploit them, promising safety for a price, only to squeeze them like sardines into tiny boats. Most have no option but to shed whatever meager belongings they may have salvaged from their journeys. Hungry, scared, and no closer to safety: child refugees failed by Britain What does a 10-year-old living alone in the migrant camp in Calais worry about most? Abdul is bothered by the rats that rustle around him while he sleeps and by the effort involved in getting enough food, in the wake of a decision last month by the French authorities to close down the cafe that fed children for free. He is frightened of the local police who often spray teargas at him. Most of all he worries about his nine-year-old nephew, who is solely his responsibility, and who is struggling to cope with their five-month flight from violence in Afghanistan.
UNHCR - Talk, or the water will break your heart Antigioni Piperaki (left) and Panagiotis Konstantaras (right) are Hellenic Rescue Team volunteers from Lesvos, Greece. © UNHCR/Gordon Welters LESVOS, Greece – At a small tavern overlooking the coastline of Lesvos, Panagiotis Konstantaras and Antigoni Piperaki are taking a short break from their duties as volunteers for the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) to reflect on a year they will never forget. “We have exercises where we practice with five or 10 people on board,” says Antigoni, shaking her head.
360 Degree Videos for Education Upload Heather Breedlove Loading... Working... Syria refugee crisis FAQ: What you need to know “The children of Syria have experienced more hardship, devastation, and violence than any child should have to in a thousand lifetimes,” says Dr. Christine Latif, World Vision’s response manager for Turkey and northern Syria. World Vision staff in the region say the situation in Aleppo city is the most dire they have ever seen it. World Vision has worked in Aleppo governorate since 2013. “Civilians have been continually in harm’s way, caught in the cross-fire and changing front lines. Civilian infrastructure has been targeted, leading to mass civilian casualties, including women and children,” says Angela Huddleston, program manager for the organization’s Syria response.
Britain ‘did not respond' to French pleas to take Calais child refugees The Home Office has refused to respond to official requests from the French authorities to accept unaccompanied child refugees stranded in Calais who are eligible to come to Britain, the British Red Cross has said. With the planned demolition of Calais’s refugee camp only weeks away, the Red Cross says the Home Office is turning down “take charge” requests by the French on often pedantic grounds. Once such a request has been accepted by the UK government it is in effect responsible for a child who is seeking asylum.
Greek Mainland Camps Report - Luck of Birth Original document This report has been compiled by a mixed team of independent volunteers, members from informal groups focussed on refugee assistance and from smaller registered NGO’s. We gathered initial information on camp locations from sources such as the Greece Response Map and UNHCR Sites in Greece Map though some map data was not up-to-date. We clarified this by talking to local residents and officials. We consider our report for camps east of Thessaloniki to be full and complete as of 14th April. Scratch 2.0 for Mac - Download Scratch is a programming language for kids that allows even young children to begin familiarizing themselves with computers and application development. Scratch substitutes the program source code for a series of pre-defined instructions that can be dragged and dropped within the development area. Instructions like loops and control sentences like 'if' or 'case' are used to nest the rest of the operations in a graphic form. Each group of commands corresponds to a color code. So, those that deal with movement are in blue; those that deal with sound, purple; and those that deal with control, orange.
Zaatari refugee camp Zaatari (Arabic: مخيم الزعتري) is a refugee camp in Jordan, located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of Mafraq which is gradually evolving into a permanent settlement. It was first opened on July 28, 2012 to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civil war that erupted in 2011. On March 26, 2015, the camp population was estimated at 83,000 refugees. It is connected to the road network by a short road which leads to the highway 10. The camp features market-like structures along the main street where goods like vegetables, basic household equipment and clothes can be purchased. There are also coffee shops where shisha can be smoked. Since the opening of the camp in July 2012, the camp population has repeatedly demonstrated.
Calais Mayor says the Jungle WILL be demolished The northern town’s mayor Natacha Bouchart, said she had received assurances from officials close to Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve that the dismantling of the northern part of the camp would soon be announced. She said: "We can't wait any longer, we need to know as fast as possible when and how the Jungle will be torn down.” Earlier this year authorities dismantled the southern half of the camp, where thousands of migrants fleeing war or poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia have massed, hoping to make their way to Britain. About 4,500 migrants were still living in the remaining northern half of the camp as recently as June, according to the regional prefecture, which would be responsible for issuing an order to tear the camp down, declined to comment on the matter. Up to 5,000 migrants are currently living rough in Calais as they try and get to Britain, where they hope to claim asylum. It is currently a lot barer than the sprawling shanty town that gained notoriety.