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Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates

By   /  April 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, lumads, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Militants, mining, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, save our schools, schools  /  Comments Off on Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates

By Jean Bell in Auckland Volunteer teachers are being wrongly labelled as “terrorists” by the Philippine government while paramilitary and mining activity increases in the country, say visiting indigenous Lumad education advocates. Fritizi Junance Magbanua, a volunteer teacher and administrator with the Save Our Schools network, says teachers, schools and communities of indigenous peoples are being […]

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Gender-balanced tech firms make much bigger profits

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Edwina Mistry, Jacinda Ardern, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release, Press Release Service, schools, women tech  /  Comments Off on Gender-balanced tech firms make much bigger profits

Auckland – Gender-balanced tech firms are up to 40 percent more profitable and it is important that Kiwi companies and leaders acknowledge and accept that when hiring staff, the new executive director of Tech Women NZ says. Edwina Mistry has just been appointed to the new role. She previously worked for the Manukau Institute of Technology, […]

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178 schools are library-free zones

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Books, Education, Government funding, Green Party, libraries, Opposition News, Politics, school libraries, schools  /  Comments Off on 178 schools are library-free zones

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: 178 schools are library-free zones At the beginning of the school year, I heard that Houghton Valley School had to ask parents if anyone had a caravan to use as a library because the school didn’t have space. Schools are under so much pressure to make ends […]

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