Stories: Schools

  • In Pakistan, These Schools are Putting Morality Back into the Curriculum

    In an upscale neighborhood in Karachi, Pakistan, the gates of a preschool open up to a front lawn with slides and pet cages. Each object in the garden has a piece of white paper affixed to it with its name in bold, large type, presumably so kids can expand their vocabulary at playtimes. But the cards aren't in English...

  • Kenya’s Ownership Society

    The community service workers we have met here in Kenya are very, very worried about social programs creating dependency on the government. Thus, whenever they talk about their social programs, they emphasize the importance of the individuals "taking ownership." For example, elementary schools are supposed to be free, but in practice they are not. Parents must buy school uniforms,...