Education

More than 200 million children in need of help to study

The number of children affected by crises and in need of urgent education assistance is rising at an alarming rate, from 75 million in 2016 to 222 million today, the United Nations education in emergencies fund warned on Tuesday 21.…

Losing the fear of saying “I don’t know”.

One of the most recurrent assumptions in the educational paradigm has to do with the fact that knowledge is contained in teachers, and the truth is that, although they have specialised in certain areas of knowledge, like everyone else, they…

Freedom expands hand in hand with education

At the beginning of our era, access to knowledge was restricted to small power groups composed of men. Women and the general population did not have access to education. It was not until the 19th century that states began to…

Coexistence means taking charge of conflicts

Acts of violence in school contexts have gained public relevance through the media and social networks. Some say that today we are seeing behaviour that was normalised and made invisible, others attribute it to a lack of socialisation as a…

Achieving peace is best protection for children in Ukraine: Chinese envoy

“China once again calls on all parties to stay rational and exercise restraint, transcend prejudice and divisions, and make unremitting efforts for the early resolution of the crisis in Ukraine and for children to enjoy a peaceful future,” says Dai…

Educating by example

In a world where discourse is increasingly distanced from behaviour, the phrase once uttered by Albert Einstein becomes relevant: “Educating by example is not one way of educating, it is the only way”. Educating and teaching are two words that…

Urgent appeal to protect education in emergencies

Conflicts, climate and environmental disasters and public health emergencies have a devastating impact on the right to education for millions of people. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges to fulfilling the human right to education were already enormous, with an…

The fallacy of information

The information fallacy consists of believing that, if we provide people with truthful, objective and undistorted information, they will be able to digest and act rationally with respect to it. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fallacy of…

I will never kill another person! I believe it is wrong – Yurii Sheliazhenko Ukrainian peace activist talks to young students

The following text is taken from the last of part of the video of Yurii Sheliazhenko “Don’t lie like Boris Johnson!” My name is Yurii Sheliazhenko and I am a Ukrainian peace activist. I live in Kyiv the capital of…

Thousands of words to support Peace and Nonviolence in Ukraine

We are in a time of war, and in the mainstream media, the floor is given above all to leaders who are at the head of hostilities and conflicts. Right now, we mostly hear words tinged with violence. These words…

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