Mohammed’s Story: Teaching in Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan

This interview was conducted by and is courtesy of UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report team.  We are happy to join UNESCO’s #TeacherTuesday campaign – a ten week journey around the world to share a glimpse of teaching from the voices of teachers themselves. The fourth honored teacher is Mohammed, a teacher in the Zaatari Refugee Camp. This is his story. Mohammed now lives in Zaatari refugee camp … Continue reading Mohammed’s Story: Teaching in Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan

Gender and Education: A Look at an Afghan Teacher’s Life

This interview was conducted by and is courtesy of UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report team. Later this week we will be delving into the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Gender summary to bring out facts about girls and education across the globe. We are happy to join UNESCO’s #TeacherTuesday campaign – a ten week journey around the world to get a glimpse of teaching from the … Continue reading Gender and Education: A Look at an Afghan Teacher’s Life

The Importance of Inclusive Education for Indigenous Children #TeacherTuesday

This interview was conducted by and is courtesy of UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report team. We are happy to join UNESCO’s #TeacherTuesday campaign – a ten week journey around the world to get a glimpse of teaching from the voices of teachers themselves. The second honored teacher is Natelee, a teacher on the Bay Islands, Honduras. This is her story. You can also … Continue reading The Importance of Inclusive Education for Indigenous Children #TeacherTuesday

Upcoming Events to Add to Your Social Good Calendar

Over the course of the next month or so we will be working with major NGOs to spread the word about new reports and critical days commemorating important causes and issues. Mark your calendars for these causes. Tuesday, February 25 We will be working with Save the Children to spread the word about its brand-new newborn health report during a 24-hour carnival. #TeacherTuesday launches with … Continue reading Upcoming Events to Add to Your Social Good Calendar

Celebrating Teachers Around the World With UNESCO #TeacherTuesday

For ten weeks starting on February 25 we are happy to join UNESCO’s #TeacherTuesday campaign. Leading global education voices will shine the light on inspirational teachers around the world along with UNESCO. The first honored teacher will be Esnart, a teacher from Malawi. UNESCO has created an entire map of the honored teachers (below) and the dates on which they will be featured on our … Continue reading Celebrating Teachers Around the World With UNESCO #TeacherTuesday

One Million Children are Now Syrian Refugees

Amid news of a poison chemical attack right outside of Damascus last week and the sniper attack on a UN convoy today, UNICEF also had harrowing news of its own to announce last Friday. They have recorded the one millionth child refugee who has escaped the war in Syria. “This one millionth child refugee is not just another number,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. … Continue reading One Million Children are Now Syrian Refugees

Featured Infographic of the Week: Children Still Battling to Go to School

According to the United Nations, enrollment in primary education in developing regions reached 90 per cent in 2010, up from 82 per cent in 1999. Even with the great improvements in universal primary education there are still 57 million children around the world who do not go to school. This infographic from UNESCO shows how conflicts in countries affect children’s education. You can help send … Continue reading Featured Infographic of the Week: Children Still Battling to Go to School

The Rising Educational Obstacles for sub-Saharan Children

When children who live in poor countries think about being educated there are many hurdles they face first before stepping foot in the classroom from the sheer proximity to a school to school fees to the cost of a uniform. It adds up quickly and means that many children remain uneducated in developing countries because of their family’s lack of financial resources. Everyone has a basic right … Continue reading The Rising Educational Obstacles for sub-Saharan Children

A Creative Way to Donate Much-Needed School Supplies

Even though it’s summer vacation for most kids across the country the new school season will roll around  before we know it. That means millions of schoolchildren will attend their first day of school without the school supplies they need to excel. One Chicago-based company has devised a creative way to change that scenario for schoolkids in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. 3CWear, a for profit … Continue reading A Creative Way to Donate Much-Needed School Supplies

Stories, Photos, and Videos from #SocialGoodMomsIndia Trip

Storify by Social Good Moms Fri, Jun 07 2013 12:59:17 Stories, Photos, and Videos from #SocialGoodMomsIndia Trip From May 20 – 24, 2013 Jennifer James, founder of Mom Bloggers for Social Good, and Nicole Melancon, of Third Eye Mom, traveled to Delhi, India to visit Mom Bloggers for Social Good partners to see their work in the field. Here’s who they met along the way. … Continue reading Stories, Photos, and Videos from #SocialGoodMomsIndia Trip

Education Lacks Substantial Private Sector Contributions Says UNESCO

According to UNESCO, education lags behind other global development sectors in private sector contributions at only 5%  and experts expect the education funding to stagnant until 2015. This lack of funding will irreparably harm the Education for All Goals that should be met by 2015, says UNESCO. In a recently released policy paper UNESCO argues that the private sector should increase its contributions to education since … Continue reading Education Lacks Substantial Private Sector Contributions Says UNESCO

Help Send Books to Ethiopian Schoolchildren

Children everywhere deserve an exceptional education. In fact, it it their right. In Ethiopia, there is a 10-20% increase of school-age children meaning there is a greater need for educational materials. Bruktawit Tigabu, the award-winning entrepreneur and co-founder of Tsehai Loves Learning, is bringing storybooks to thousands of children in Ethiopia and needs your help. Higher Circle has launched their Opening Books to Open Doors campaign where they … Continue reading Help Send Books to Ethiopian Schoolchildren

Spend November 10th in Solidarity for Malala Day

By now you have probably heard about Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old schoolgirl in Pakistan, who was brutally shot by the Taliban in retaliation for promoting girls’ education in her country. Since news broke about Malala being shot and her subsequent weeks towards recovery, millions have stood in solidarity with Malala in a global show of support reiterating to the world that Malala’s work has not been … Continue reading Spend November 10th in Solidarity for Malala Day

Gifting Education to Children in Need

Our partner Pratham is celebrating International Literacy Day (September 8) through an awareness campaign called I Believe. Pratham works with communities, parents, and governments to provide educational programs, create educational standards, and advocate for educational reform in India. In India 100 million children cannot read at age level. There is a lot you can do to spread the word about I Believe on International Literacy Day. You … Continue reading Gifting Education to Children in Need

New Partner Update: Pratham USA

One of the issues we take seriously here at Mom Bloggers for Social Good is literacy and education. The more children have access to education and books, the better for our future world! That’s why we are proud to partner with Pratham USA. From our new partner, Pratham USA: Though 96.5% of children in India attend school, almost half of the child population (100 million … Continue reading New Partner Update: Pratham USA