In Bonn, more than 300 adult students are trying to get their high school diplomas. Silvie Kohlhas is one of them. The office worker wants to go to university to study business psychology, so she's hitting the books after her workday.
Teenage pregnancies and early marriages are commonplace in Malawi, forcing many teenage girls to drop out of school. Women's groups are now trying turn the situation around and improve girls's access to education.
As UNESCO holds its second Mobile Learning Week, DW takes a look at how technology is being used in African countries and what can be done to take advantage of Africa's mobile connectivity.
In 2000, world leaders agreed to six goals intended to ensure the basic learning needs of all were met by 2015. Pauline Rose, director of the "Education for All" Global Monitoring Report, says much work is still needed.
More children across the world's poorer countries are illiterate than previously believed, according to UNESCO's education report. Poor access to education and poorly trained teachers lay at the root of the trend.
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