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How do we solve the youth unemployment crisis in MENA?

* Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. “Creativity and innovation are crucial for the future of MENA, especially as its youth compete for their jobs with young people from around the world. More than ever, they need access to a quality education that empowers them to create and contribute while developing their criti[...]


For young Syrians, school’s always out for summer

Maysa Jalbout is a non-resident fellow of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. As the school year wraps up, most children are already focused on their summer plans. Long days of free play or organized summer activities are the ideal for many children in the West. Although it's difficult to imagine now, it would have also been the ideal for many of the 97[...]


Arab Youth: Missing Educational Foundations for a Productive Life?

Recent events continue to underline the fragility of the Arab region. Civil war rages in Syria, refugees surgeacross borders and the lasting effects of the Arab Spring are uncertain. What is certain, however, is thatit is essential to give attention to the welfare of the region’s young people and to economic health in orderto build the foundations for lasting political stability and, in[...]