Inclusive Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Scotland

The crisis created by the war in Syria is a multi-faceted challenge which started in 2011. As of December 2015, it was estimated that 4.3 million refugees have left the country, seeking refuge in neighbouring countries like Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, as well as several European countries (Gower & Cromarty, 2016). The UNHCR has been the primary agency for ensuring resettlement policies are implemented. It has reached out to the international community which includes countries like Germany, Sweden, the United States and the United Kingdom. Prior to the crisis created by war in Syria, the literacy rate for 15-24 year olds was 95%. Within four years, the enrollment rate in Syrian s

Solar Kiosk: Bringing Renewable Energy to Rural Kenya

At least 1.3 billion people lack access to energy worldwide. This is a significant obstacle to social and economic development. In Kenya, only 23% of the population have access to electricity, with this problem being far more acute in rural communities. In 2010, the United Nation’s Sustainability Energy for All initiative was launched. Central to this initiative is the removal of Africa’s dependency on kerosene – an expensive and dangerous fuel that is attributed to 600,000 deaths per year in the continent. The growth of Kenya’s solar market is a step in the right direction to reducing its dependency on ‘unclean’ sources of energy, such as kerosene. However, many solar products are inaccessi

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