Our 12 Biggest Highlights of 2014

2014 was a very good year! We partnered with leading NGOs and nonprofits to advance causes that mean the difference between life and death and quality living for the world’s poorest citizens. We traveled around the world to report on water and sanitation, newborns, maternal health, disaster relief, and health workers. We traveled domestically to report on some of our partners’ milestone seminars, conferences, and panels. But most importantly, we kept the momentum going to work collectively as mothers who use social media for good.

We very much look forward to 2015 and what it has in store. Here are our twelve highlight moments of 2014 – in no particular order.

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Teaching in the Netherlands and Learning Outcomes #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 share a glimpse of teaching from the voices of teachers themselves. The sixth honored teacher is Cees, a teacher from the Netherlands. This is his story. I’m working at a secondary school called Spinozalyceum Amsterdam for … Continue reading Teaching in the Netherlands and Learning Outcomes #TeacherTuesday

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

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

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

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