Weekly news roundup- UK launches a global partnership of £20,000 million to educate girls in developing countries

Haripriya Sivasubramaniam
Haripriya Sivasubramaniam
Last updated: Mar 16, 20222 min read
Weekly news roundup- UK launches a global partnership of £20,000 million to educate girls in developing countries

The women's day celebrations kickstarted this week with pomp globally. While a country has taken the next step to uplift girls' education at an international scale, here are some of the happenings in the education sector this week!

The UK government joins its hands for a £20 million partnership to educate girls in developing countries.

UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government have developed a global partnership program with 11 businesses to improve and upskill girls' education and employment in developing countries.

As a first step of the program, the UK government provides 9 million while the business firms invest 11 million in total. The program's core mission is to provide high skilled training and educational support to 1 million girls worldwide.

Researchers from the University of Exeter points out the depleting environmental conditions of the Amazon rainforest.

The new study by the researchers at the University of Exeter shows that the Amazon Rainforest is becoming less resilient. This raises the risk of widespread depletion of the forest.

Resilience means the ability of forest covers to recover naturally from drought or forest fires. But the capacity of the Amazon rainforest has constantly been decreasing since the 2000s. The researchers also added that the critical tipping point couldn't be predicted when the forest cover will reach the destruction phase since the Amazon forest has a complex ecosystem.

Foreign universities eager to welcome back overseas students

While many regions in India and Asia are back on track to reopen schools and institutes post-COVID, top universities in the UK and USA are also in full swing in welcoming the overseas students and making them feel at home.

The UK universities and institutes have come up with a few ideas to make their reopening plans more effective and student-friendly. So they have proposed a few presumptions like making the students' arrival a no-quarantine one, focussing on their mental health and providing them with a whole campus experience.

MIT welcomes its first-ever Afghan cohort for its most extensive certificate program

This year, the ReACT (MIT Refugee Action) hub of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has onboarded 25 Afghan learners and scholars for the Computer and Data Science (CDS) certificate program.

The institute members founded this ReACT hub during crisis times. As it enters its fourth year of welcoming a new batch, they have taken in displaced Afghan learners and scholars for this cohort. There are 136 scholars enrolled with the ReACT hub from 29 countries.

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