Promoting quality education for all.

Let’s talk about bathrooms

by Katherine Surko , 

I’ve always taken them for granted, and have just assumed that whenever I go to school, a restaurant, or any other public space, that there would be a clean, private, easily accessible facility. I never really thought about how my life would be different if I didn’t have access to a bathroom, and I never took into consideration the critical role they play in our everyday lives or how they affect access education.

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Clean Water Allows Students to Learn

Denise Allen, 

Imagine if the closest source to water was miles away from your home or school. Imagine if you had to walk 3 to 4 hours a day struggling to carry enough gallons of water to accommodate the needs of your family. Imagine if your child was missing days of getting their precious education in primary school because it is their responsibility to bring water back for your family.

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The New Water Cycle: How a Lack of Water Affects Girls’ Education

Hannah Weintraub, 

This morning before I went to school, I spent about ten minutes tidying my room in an attempt to appease my mom in her quest for cleanliness. After half-heartedly chipping away at the piles of clutter that were strewn around, I felt satisfied and began to prepare for school. Leaving my chore unfinished came with few consequences other than a slightly agitated parent and an increasingly decrepit bedroom.

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Education-for-Girls Activist Malala Yousafzai Walks Out of the Hospital

Reid Maki, 

The world is celebrating great news that came in with the New Year: 15-year-old education activist Malala Yousafzai walked out of a Birmingham, England hospital on January 4, nearly three months after the Taliban shot her in the head and neck during an assassination attempt in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Malala spoke out on behalf of her generation of girls having access to education -a position that was in sharp variance with Taliban extremists who tried to silence her.

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