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Kevin Watkins

Kevin Watkins is CEO of Save the Children UK

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Education crisis among Syrians

If you ever lose faith in the power of hope, not to mention the importance of never giving up, remind yourself of the story of Mohammed Kosha. A 16-year-old Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, Mohammed has overcome obstacles that most of us cannot even imagine, in order to excel in his education.

August 04, 2016

Saving our children

Buried among the 169 targets contained in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — adopted by the United Nations last September amid a blaze of glitzy events, celebrity endorsements, and back-slapping by world leaders, aid donors, and non-governmental organizations — was the vital pledge to eli

March 14, 2016

Building human capital

Some 236 years ago, a young governor from the American state of Virginia broke the mold on education reform.

July 09, 2015