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United States of America
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Education, Family, Poverty, Religion, Children/Youth
Family Empowerment Centers exists to glorify God and love our neighbors by strengthening young urban families in Christ as we create real opportunities of empowerment and care for the needs of those facing greater challenges in urban America. It is our conviction that all people, from every nation of the ...See More world are of equal value and concern before God. It is also our conviction that although mankind is of equal value before God, often times the opportunities for empowerment and freedom are selective due to issues of systemic and personal injustices. Family Empowerment Centers will seek to bring a balance to these circumstances by loving our neighbors in a Christ like manner and creating opportunities for those who are disadvantaged in our urban communities to attain empowerment and freedom. It is also our conviction that real empowerment, freedom and wholistic growth has its foundation in an individuals experience of the love of Christ, through His body the church, and the truths found in the Scriptures. Family Empowerment Centers recognizes mankind as spiritual, physical, psychological and social beings. By coming along side individuals in a wholistic and Christ like fashion we expect these individuals to have maximized opportunities of empowerment and a greater hope in the future. The element of Christian faith in what we do, how we do it in creating opportunities of empowerment, and who we do it for is what sets our organization apart from others. Family Empowerment Centers has chosen to target urban communities on the basis that these communities tend to include people from all of the nations of the world and at the same time seems to be the epicenter for injustice, inequality, and issues of poverty. In the same manner that trends move out from major metropolitan cities our organization believes that as people are empowered they too may move out from urban communities to various world destinations creating change in their environments. Family Empowerment Centers also recognizes that the family unit is the most influential determinant in the growth of the individual. Great attention will be given to the growth of the whole family when possible. Our organization defines family as a multi-individual group of people, often times made up of a father, mother, and child, but not limited to those roles in which the group bears the relational characteristics of a family. Therefore the family could be traditional in nature, be a single parent home, be a home with no children, be a home where a significant other (i.e. grandmother, aunt, uncle) is raising the children, or a foster home situation. Show Less

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France, Germany, Italy, Poland
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Australia, Ecuador, Mongolia, Portugal, Tanzania
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Education, Human Rights
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Tanzania
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Health, Education
Our mission is to provide better access to healthcare and education in Tanzania.
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Education News

U.S. News & World Report 
States have more work to do when it comes to designing accountability plans that ensure historically disadvantaged students are learning and that their poorest-performing schools can improve, according to a review of more than a dozen state education ... See more..
kgw.com 
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An advisory group that reviews debt-collection practices for unpaid student loans at Ohio's public colleges has recommended that high school students receive financial literacy education. State Attorney General Mike DeWine ... See more..
Chicago Tribune 
Instead of sexual assault, Benson said, "it is about continuing on with what Mr. Cosby started 50 years ago when he began in the entertainment business, which is the importance of community, importance of education." Prosecutors have said Cosby will be ... See more..
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The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) 
A push to augment and perhaps eventually replace traditional accreditation with an approach that calls for independent third parties to audit the implicit and explicit promises made by education organizations is moving forward. See more..
TIME 
The "Wild Thoughts" singer reached out to Trudeau and a number of world leaders for their support in funding education. Trudeau responded. See more..
WLS-TV 
The governor's office offered a written statement saying the governor is gravely concerned about the "severe financial challenges" that face students and higher education universities. The statement said the governor is working hard for a sustainable ... See more..
Reuters 
NAIROBI Kenya's ruling party promised to expand free education and healthcare in a manifesto published on Monday, but did not acknowledge problems in existing social services that have triggered strikes as elections approach. President Uhuru Kenyatta ... See more..
The Seattle Times 
The talks between the Democratic-held House and GOP-controlled Senate over the budget and education funding are sensitive, and could easily collapse. Figuring out how Washington state will fund teacher and other school-worker salaries, as required by ... See more..
PEOPLE.com 
A Connecticut special education teacher has been charged with second-degree sexual assault after police claim she admitted to having sex with an 18-year-old student, according to authorities and news reports. Laura Ramos, 31, turned herself in to ... See more..
CNBC 
That could be set to change, however, with today's developing nations primed to lead the charge. "It is likely that we could see the transformation of education systems occurring first in developing countries," said William Altman, tech industry ... See more..
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Overview

Improving access and quality of primary education is one of the mainstays of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.1 While the provision of primary education saw rapid improvement in the early 2000’s, progress has slowed down in recent years.2 One major issue that universally hinders further sustainable development in education is the high primary school dropout rate.3 Since massive improvements have been made in the provision and affordability of primary education, the pressing need for advancements in the secondary education sector has increased.4 The largest obstacles that the global community has to conquer are increasing the access and applicability of education, as well as developing the quality of teachers and curriculums.5 The World Bank has partnered with local and national governments to provide secondary education to students all around the world—regardless of poverty levels, gender, religious affiliation, and ethnicity.6


Gender parity is a serious concern in most countries around the world.7 Young girls are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to gaining access to educational opportunities, especially in severely poverty stricken countries where misogynistic cultural norms persist.8 Some of these cultural norms include families favoring male’s education over female’s when income is limited, deficient female sanitation facilities at school, and exploitative classroom environments.9  In 2011, nearly 31 million primary school aged girls and over 34 million secondary school aged girls did not enroll in school.10 Overall, countries located in Sub-Saharan Africa have highest gender gap in education.11 If more young girls were able to stay in school instead becoming ensnared in child marriages, the cycle of poverty could begin to decline.12 When adolescent girls continue their education it decreases their vulnerability to complications from early childbearing, decreases their exposure to HIV/AIDS, and builds skill sets that will serve them well later in life.13 Studies have shown  that if a young girl continues her secondary school education to completion it can translate to an increase of 25% in her wages later in life.14

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1 http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/mdgoverview.html
2 http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/mdgoverview/mdg_goals/mdg2/
3 Ibid
4http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTEDUCATION/0,,contentMDK:20521328~menuPK:738179~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:282386~isCURL:Y,00.html
5-6 Ibid
7 http://www.unicef.org/education/bege_70640.html
8-14 Ibid
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Education Subcauses

Access to Education
Education Other
Quality Education
Access to Education
The provision of education to children who are currently living in a war zone or in regions that are experiencing extreme armed conflict is a serious issue.1 Estimates show that around 50% of all children who are of school age but are not currently attending school live in conflict areas.2 When countries halt education opportunities for children during times of armed conflict, it can have the unintended consequence of creating a generation that is has had virtually no access to an education.3 By the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, nearly 15.4 million refugees have fled their home countries due to conflict and now have limited educational resources.4,5 Syria has a particularly high number of children who have dropped out of school due ...See More to conflict at 1.9 million.6 Another issue that affects education access across the world is the shortage of trained teachers who are able to provide a high quality of education and curricula to students.7 There are some very low-income countries that are not able to provide adequate data for the quality of education, but in 30 of the 91 countries with adequate data less than 75% of all primary school level teachers indicated that they had received training.8 The countries with the worst indicators regarding education quality are in sub-Saharan Africa.9 Many teachers in this region have not even completed secondary levels of education.10 Show Less