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If education is the cure for poverty, then how do we make the antidote?

  Brad L. Brasseur explores the current problems in creating good education for the socio-economically disadvantaged in developing nations and looks at some of the solutions. The United Nations recently claimed that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that focused on primary education increased global enrolment from 83% to 91%. Despite these gains, today it is …

Brad L. Brasseur

Pope focuses minds on poverty: Now it’s time to change approach

Just coming out of the Assembly Hall at the UN headquarters in New York, and the excitement about the Pope’s address is palpable. He talked to leaders from around the world who are here to sign off on the new development goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals. It was great and appropriate that …

Daily News Egypt

On the verge of a new war

The poor, Mr. President, have waited a long for someone to perceive them with sympathy, and to pull them up above the poverty line, so are you up for this?

Emad El-Sayed

National project for the poor

Ideas are endless; the important thing is that they are followed by a political will to execute them, and perhaps the most important thing is that the decision-makers think about national projects targeting the poor, who are burdened by the weight of years of oppression, poverty, disease and ignorance It is time to target this …

Emad El-Sayed

Coming up with smart ways to end poverty

By Bjørn Lomborg Extreme poverty – or living on less than $1.25 a day – is a continuing problem for far too many people today. In Egypt for instance, such poverty still afflicts about 1.3 million people, according to the World Bank. It is also arguably one of the most important challenges to address because …

Daily News Egypt

Education: The global antidote to poverty, disease and terrorism

By Dr Cesar Chelala Despite enormous technological advances, humanity continues to grapple with three enormous burdens: poverty, disease and terrorism (both individual and state-sponsored.) Although the policies aimed at solving those problems are different, there is one approach that can help lower the negative effect of all three: education. There is a clear connection between …

Daily News Egypt