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The Orang Asli and the educational obstacles they face [5 minute read]

Who are the Orang Asli? The Orang Asli are an indigenous group of people found in Malaysia. Known to be the oldest group of inhabitants on Malaysia’s Peninsula, they comprise people from different tribes and ethnicities such as the Iban, Bidayuh, Kenyah and many more. Iban people ©Britannica Over time, their numbers slowly dwindled, causing …

Why the Taliban’s ban on female education may not succeed

Why the Taliban’s ban on female education may not succeed It was the first day of school in Afghanistan. Two groups of students had turned up at their respective schools. They were bright-eyed and cheery, excited to be reunited with their friends and to get back to learning. However, one group was sent back, tearful …

Websites for Free Singaporean Educational Resources [2 minute read]

Websites for Free Singaporean Educational Resources Singapore has one of the highest literacy rates in the world, standing at 97.1% in 2020. However, a high literacy rate does not translate to equal educational opportunities or resources. Educational inequality is a topic explored in Teo Yeo Yenn’s anthology of essays that took Singapore by storm, This is what …

How does the Russia and Ukraine border crisis impact education?

How does the Russian and Ukraine border crisis impact education? On 24 February 2022, Russia launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine. Russian missiles have hit several Ukrainian cities, including the capital, Kyiv. This conflict has disrupted life for many Ukrainian citizens. Many are forced to flee to other countries for safety. This has also affected …

Homeschooling in Mongolia – my experience as a missionary kid and third culture kid

Homeschooling in Mongolia Homeschooling – it refers to the educating of a child at home, which is usually done by a parent. Globally, around 2.5 million children were homeschooled in 2019. It is rare to hear about someone from Singapore who’s gone through homeschooling, let alone used to live in Mongolia. My parents homeschooled me from …

Opinion piece: How blockchain technology is going to change the education industry

How blockchain technology is going to change education industry Disruptive technology has become a hot topic, with the rise of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and cryptocurrencies. All these new inventions have one thing in common – blockchain technology. People predict that blockchain technology will change everything in our lives. Things may change from the way we …

Malala Yousafzai – Inspirational leaders in education [3 min read]

Malala Yousafzai – Inspirational leaders in education In October 2012, while 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was on her usual route to school. Suddenly, the Taliban stopped the bus she was on and shot her. Her reason for persecution – fighting for the educational rights of women in Pakistan. Today, Malala Yousafzai stands as an inspirational leader …

Sal Khan — Inspirational leaders in education [5 min read]

Sal Khan – Inspirational leaders in education Khan Academy Logo Upon hearing the name Sal Khan, you may recognise this name. It belongs to the founder of one of the world’s top educational websites, Khan Academy. On technology in education, people often talk about Khan Academy. Maybe you may have even used it for your own studies. …

How Covid has affected education for rural communities [5 min read]

How Covid has affected education for rural communities In March 2019, a virus broke out in Wuhan, China. This virus quickly spread worldwide, affecting millions of people and bringing many challenges. This widespread disease has disrupted the way we live. One of the largest disruptions is to education. About 40 percent of the poorest countries (which are …

Ways you can give the gift of education this Christmas [5 min read]

Ways you can give the gift of education this Christmas Christmas is around the corner. It is one of the happiest holidays as friends and family gather to celebrate and give presents to one another. However, before you get swept up by this holiday season, it is important to remember that the season of giving …

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