Upward Bound: Examining Intersectionality As A Route To Achieving Upward Social Mobility

Author: Kirthi Jayakumar Kirthi Jayakumar is an activist, actor, artist, and author from Chennai, India. She founded and runs the Red Elephant Foundation and works for gender equality and peace education. Understanding the impact of one’s parents’ social status in determining the future of the person is grounded in understanding intersectionality. If we must break the cycle of poverty, our approach must be grounded in intersectionality and inclusive of all

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Can Your Parent’s Social Status Determine Your Future?

Can Your Parent’s Social Status Determine Your Future?

Author: Rutendo P. Ngwena Rutendo Ngwena is a young Zimbabwean with a passion for community engagement through entrepreneurship aimed at the creation of better communities. She studies Business Management and Finance with Arden University and currently interns in the United States. I was born and raised in the sunshine city of Harare, Zimbabwe. I grew up playing with my cousin Kuda and we stayed true to the innocence of childhood

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Lack of Educational Mobility in Developing Countries Leads to Societal Misrepresentation at International Conferences

Lack of Educational Mobility in Developing Countries Leads to Societal Misrepresentation at International Conferences

Author: Amy Timmerman Amy Timmerman is a Canadian Delegate to the United Nations Youth Assembly. Amy advocates on behalf of achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 4: “Quality Education”, and SDG 13: “Climate Action”. Amy is a student of International Relations at Western University.  In her spare time, Amy is a competitive water skier.  The goal number one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is to

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George Orwell’s Allegory On The Disastrous Effects Of Illiteracy And Inequality Is Alluded In The World Bank’s Upcoming Report

George Orwell’s Allegory On The Disastrous Effects Of Illiteracy And Inequality Is Alluded In The World Bank’s Upcoming Report

Author: Charlote Dera Charlote Dera is a Literary Activist and a volunteer for the University of Witwatersrand Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Institute. In the satirical novel “Animal Farm”, we become aware of education’s role in stratifying the farm’s population. The fair ideals that once guided the animals are exploited once the pigs cement their status as the educated elite. The exploitation results in an oppressive regime that encourages slave-like labor

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The Forgotten Group: Life After The Orphanage

The Forgotten Group: Life After The Orphanage

Author: Astrid de Vries Astrid de Vries is Founder of Kids Connection Haiti. In 1998 she went to Haiti and fell in love with the country. After having worked for orphanages for ten years, Astrid decided to dedicate her life to orphaned young adults, by offering education and workshops, empowering them to create financially independent futures. Our hearts melt when we see a two-year-old crying for attention. The “Mother Theresa”

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Intergenerational Mobility: A Conversation with a Local Chief in Malawi

Intergenerational Mobility: A Conversation with a Local Chief in Malawi

Author: Mary-Jean Nleya Mary-Jean is the founder & editor of The Global Communiqué, a current affairs digital magazine. She is a lawyer and is fascinated by the intersection between the media, law, development and public policy. She holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a LL.B. (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria. Follow on twitter: @thegloco The World Bank will be issuing a study on the implications of one’s familial

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What Happens When Girls Are Educated

What Happens When Girls Are Educated

Author: Gayatri Patel Gayatri Patel is the senior policy advocate for gender at CARE USA. In this capacity, she leads the advocacy and outreach efforts of the organization on the gender priorities that cut across all of CARE’s work both in the United States and globally. Over the last seventy years working with communities around the world, CARE has learned one central truth: effective international development is a two-way street.

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The U.S. Does Not Currently Require All 5 Year Old’s To Be Equal

Author: Isabella Southwick An article by Isabella Southwick examining the key role childhood early education plays in equity. She takes a deeper look at this topic through anecdotes, reports, and current initiatives and programs in the U.S. Isabella Southwick is currently a student at the University of Kansas pursuing a degree in political science with a concentration in public policy. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, you can view

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Opening University Doors: What Other Nations Can Learn From Australian Welfare

Opening University Doors: What Other Nations Can Learn From Australian Welfare

Author: Yasmin Poole and Jake Read Yasmin Poole studies Laws/ Arts at Monash University. Jake Read is a Commerce/International Relations student at the Australian National University. Does your parents’ income matter if you are an Australian? Is the Australian system a model to copy? This piece investigates what the Australian government is doing to improve disadvantaged accessibility to higher education. There are a range of pensions made available to students

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Swimming Upstream: Costs of Education and Housing, Crowded Job Market Cause Toronto’s Youth to Lean on Parents

Swimming Upstream: Costs of Education and Housing, Crowded Job Market Cause Toronto’s Youth to Lean on Parents

Author: Tamara Jones Tamara Jones is a Toronto-based freelance journalist. She received her BA (Hons) from Ryerson University with a major in Global Studies and minors in News Studies and Sociology. She strives to craft compelling stories that showcase diverse perspectives on contemporary issues. Learn more about her work at www.tamarajones.ca. The daily commute of Tina Hafizy, a 21-year-old Politics student, consisted of a 15-minute walk from her parents’ suburban

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