Do Fipa Parents Value Education?
Two news stories last week highlighted the challenges involved with educating children raised in Sumbawanga, the major city of Tanzania’s Rukwa Region and the traditional heartland of the Fipa people. The first article, published by the Daily News from Tanzania on January 15th, described the concerns officials have for the fact that local parents appear […]
Birhor Development Projects in Jharkhand
Some teachers and alumni from an urban Jharkhand school have formed a group in order to help develop the living conditions of a Birhor village in a rural area of the state. Their inaugural project was the installation of the first sanitary toilet in the village, which they accomplished on the 60th anniversary of India’s […]
Toleration for Transexual Boys in Rural Thailand
A rural Thai secondary school recently opened a third toilet, between the boys and the girls rooms, for students who feel they are transsexuals. A BBC story last week on the new arrangement in the community of Kampang includes a photo of the icon for the transgendered toilet: a human figure representing half a boy […]