Education

Below – children at Fortunata pre-school in Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania. Before the IRC’s EU Children of Peace project helped to rebuild 12 new classrooms, these children were being taught under trees or crowded into dilapidated classrooms. Now they can learn to read, write and count in a safe environment. Photos and video of refugee children, parents and teachers affected by conflict in Niger and Tanzania will be displayed at the Inigo room at Somerset House from Saturday 6 – Sunday 14 June. Credit: Peter Biro/International Rescue Committee

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Children at Fortunata pre-school in The Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania. The International Rescue Committee EU Children of Peace project helped to rebuild 12 new classrooms. Now children can learn to read, write and count in a safe environment. An exhibition of photos and videos showing those affected by the conflict in Niger and Tanzania will be exhibited at Somerset house in London from Saturday

TO GO WITH India-education-school-health...TO GO WITH India-education-school-health-food,FEATURE by Abhaya SRIVASTAVA In this photo taken on May 19, 2015, Indian schoolgirls eat lunch organised by the non-profit Akshaya Patra Foundation, at the Chaumuha Primary School on the outskirts of Vrindavan.  Churning out 1.2 tonnes of curry in under an hour, women stirring vats in the spotlessly clean, high-tech kitchen are hoping to erase the shocking reputation of India's free school lunch scheme.    AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNAChandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian schoolgirls eat lunch organised by the non-profit Akshaya Patra Foundation, at the Chaumuha Primary School on the outskirts of Vrindavan

Preview Of The Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show...EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MAY 28:  Freddie Thomas and her two week old son Winston pose in front of her work titled Theatre of Education at the preview for the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show on May 28, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The attractions at this year's Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show include a giant skull flanked by cut outs of comedians, a refuge made from unwanted sofas and kitsch curtains poking fun at the education system. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Emily Binks poses at the preview for the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show in Edinburgh, Scotland, with her sculpture made using furniture she found abandoned. The attractions at this year’s Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show include a giant skull flanked by cut-outs of comedians, a refuge made from unwanted sofas and kitsch curtains poking fun at the education system

Myanmar student protesters and nationalists clash with riot police during a march in Letpadan town, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) north of Myanmar's main city on March 10, 2015. Student protesters have embarked on months of demonstrations calling for education reform, but plans by a core group to march to Yangon have been halted by police in the dusty central town of Letpadan, who have surrounded around 150 activists since March 2.

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Myanmar student protesters and nationalists clash with riot police during a march in Letpadan town, some 130km (80 miles) north of Myanmar’s main city on Tuesday. Student protesters have embarked on months of demonstrations calling for education reform, but plans by a core group to march to Yangon have been halted by police in the dusty central town of Letpadan

Schoolchildren from the Lang'ata road pr...Schoolchildren from the Lang'ata road primary flee tear gas on January 19, 2015 in Nairobi after breaking a wall illegally erected around it and being dispersed by police attempting to break up their demonstration against the removal of their school's playground, which was allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician. Children were in the front line of people pulling down a wall erected around the playground.                      AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBATONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

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Schoolchildren from the Lang’ata Road primary school flee tear gas in Nairobi, Kenya after breaking a wall that had been illegally erected around it and being dispersed by police attempting to break up their demonstration against the removal of their school’s playground, which was allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician 

Exam markers inspect students’ exam papers for the national college entrance examination to the higher academy of fine arts at the paper inspection site in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China.

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Exam markers inspect students’ exam papers for the national college entrance examination to the higher academy of fine arts at the paper inspection site in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China.

Students from a local college celebrate their graduation at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on Tuesday. The temple is where Vietnam's oldest university was founded in the 11th century under the Ly Dynasty, and is popular with modern-day students who begin to flock in high school, hoping to boost their chances in annual nationwide examinations.

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Students from a local college celebrate their graduation at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. The temple is where Vietnam’s oldest university was founded in the 11th century under the Ly Dynasty

Pakistani boys attend school on the International Student Day in Peshawar, Pakistan, 17 November 2014.  International student Day is marked annually on 17 November.

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Boys attend school on the International Student Day in Peshawar, Pakistan

British Prime Minister David Cameron (L)...British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and US President Barack Obama speak with school kids during their visit to Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport, South Wales, on September 4, 2014, prior to attending the NATO summit. NATO leaders will aim to show unity against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, after France suspended delivery of a warship to Moscow despite a surprise peace plan put forward by the Kremlin. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama speak with school kids during their visit to Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport, South Wales. 

First graders take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Slaviansk...First graders take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Slaviansk, September 1, 2014. September 1 marks the start of a new academic year for students in Ukraine.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich  (UKRAINE - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY)

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First-graders take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Slovyansk, Ukraine

GCSE Results Are Released In The UK...LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Nurdan Gokce, 16 opens her GCSE results at Stoke Newington school on August 21, 2014 in London, England. As hundreds of thousands of students opened their GCSE results today it has emerged that the proportion of GCSEs awarded A - C grade has risen to the highest in three years.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Nurdan Gokce, 16, opens her GCSE results at Stoke Newington school on Thursday in London, England. As hundreds of thousands of students received their GCSE results on Thursday, it has emerged that the proportion of GCSEs awarded A – C grades has risen for the first time in three years. 

Medical University graduates throw up mortarboards during the celebration of their graduation in Minsk, June 27, 2014. More than one thousand doctors left the university this year.

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Medical University graduates throw up mortarboards during the celebration of their graduation in Minsk on Friday. More than one thousand doctors left the university this year

China Sets Sights on Future Glory With World's Biggest Football Academy...QINGYUAN, CHINA - JUNE 12:  Young Chinese football players drink water from a communal tap after training at the Evergrande International Football School on June 12, 2014 near Qingyuan in Guangdong Province, China. The sprawling 167-acre campus is the brainchild of property tycoon Xu Jiayin, whose ambition is to train a generation of young athletes to establish China as a football powerhouse. The school is considered the largest football academy in the world with 2400 students, more than 50 pitches and a squad of Spanish coaches through a partnership with Real Madrid. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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Young Chinese football players attend classes after training at the Evergrande International Football School near Qingyuan in Guangdong Province, China. The sprawling 167-acre campus is the brainchild of property tycoon Xu Jiayin, whose ambition is to train a generation of young athletes to establish China as a football powerhouse. The school is considered the largest football academy in the world with 2,400 students, more than 50 pitches and a squad of Spanish coaches through a partnership with Real Madrid 

Student protesters clash with riot policemen during a demonstration to demand changes in the Chilean education system, in Santiago

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Student protesters clash with riot policemen (not pictured) during a demonstration in Santiago to demand changes to the Chilean education system

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Pupils take “selfies” with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, as she arrives at Robert-Jungk Europe high school as part of the Europe-Project day, in Berlin.

A woman  takes the  stairs   with  the logo  of the Leipzig International Book Fair in Leipzig, Germany, Thursday, March 13, 2014.  More than 2,000 exhibitors of 42 countries present their novelties from March 13 until March 16, 2014. (

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A woman takes the stairs with the logo of the Leipzig International Book Fair in Leipzig, Germany. More than 2,000 exhibitors from 42 countries present their works until Sunday. 

Pakistani students of a madrassa, or Islamic school, some sleeping while others study, in a Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Islamic schools form an important function within the Pakistani educational system, providing for many Pakistanis, the only educational institution they attend.

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Pakistani students of a madrassa, or Islamic school, sleep while others study in a Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. Islamic schools form an important function within the Pakistani educational system, providing for many Pakistanis, the only educational institution they attend.

A boy looks through the window of the Saraswati temple, whose walls are filled with writings, during the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu...A boy looks through the window of the Saraswati temple, whose walls are filled with writings, during the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu February 4, 2014. Children are given their first writing and reading lessons at the temple during this festival in the belief that the goddess of education Saraswati will help them excel in education. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A boy looks through the window of the Saraswati temple during the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu. Children are given their first writing and reading lessons at the temple during this festival in the belief that Saraswati, the goddess of education, will help them excel 

A student dressed as a bear waits backstage while participating in a cultural event at a school in Mumbai...A student dressed as a bear waits backstage while participating in a cultural event at a school in Mumbai January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A student dressed as a bear waits backstage while participating in a cultural event at a school in Mumbai, India

Nisha Maji, who lives and works with family at brick factory, is pictured as she helps her family members to carry bricks in Kathmandu...Nisha Maji, 5, who lives and works with her family at a brick factory, is pictured as she helps her family members to carry bricks in Kathmandu January 2, 2014.  A group of Nepalese youth associated with the non-profit organisation called "Gothalo Nepal" has taken initiative to provide basic education to the children belonging to the underprivileged family once a week in this brick factory. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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Nisha Maji, 5, who lives and works with her family at a brick factory in Kathmandu, Nepal, helps family members carry bricks. A group of Nepalese youth associated with the non-profit organisation Gothalo Nepal is providing basic education to the factory children once a week.