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The ‘2014 Gates Annual Letter’ by Bill and Melinda Gates takes a refreshingly optimistic view of the changes the world has been seeing in its fight against social problems. Greater participation in social causes from doctors, engineers, academicians and researchers has helped in improving living conditions for many across the globe. However, design, within this context, still remains a fringe player, when it should be on the forefront of such change.

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Access to a quality education was once described to me as the “key to life.” Having grown up in Australia, where earning an education was a luxury I could take for granted, it was sometimes easy to forget the significance of what going to school really meant. Yet in countries where there are so few doors of opportunity, education is not seen simply as a preparation for life—it really is life itself—and the first step on the ladder out of extreme poverty.

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Report: War Is a Really Terrible Learning Environment

A new UNESCO report says that 28 million kids don't go to school because of armed conflict in their countries.


A report out today from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (also known as UNESCO) has some depressing data on the number of children worldwide who don't go to school—more than 67 million across the globe. And, what's especially disturbing is that 28 million of them don't go because of armed conflict.

According to the report, classrooms, teachers, and students are increasingly seen as legitimate targets.

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