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World Bank doubles education spend to $5bn

The World Bank unveiled plans on Monday to double its investment in public education over the next five years with the main focus on improving the quality of education rather than concentrating on boosting enrollment numbers. The

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Employee allowances and benefits rise across GCC

Budget allocation to employee allowances and benefits continues to rise across the Gulf states, according to the latest GCC Allowances and Benefits Survey conducted by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Ao

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A million children ‘severely affected’ in Nepal

Nearly a million children have been "severely affected" by a severe earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3,200 people, a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said, as rescue and aid workers struggle to

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Raft race in Bahrain raises funds for disadvantaged children

More than BD35,000 ($92,289) has already been raised for disadvantaged children in the run-up to one of Bahrain's biggest charity events this weekend. The 39th annual Raft Race, organised by the Rotary Club of Salmaniya, will

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21m children in Mena 'may miss education'

Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, more than 21 million - one in every four children and young adolescents - in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region are either out of school or at risk of drop

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YouTube to release kids app next week

YouTube is releasing a new app for children next week, called YouTube Kids, which will run on smartphones and tablets and focus on kid-appropriate content. The free app from Google's online video service will be available for

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Juveniles to be trained in creating art from tyres

Rehabilitation experts are training young children in Bahrain, who get dragged into street violence, to create art from used tyres. They hope the programme will help juveniles, aged between seven and 15, to be reintegrated into so

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Bahrain approves tough penalties for cheating children

Tougher punishments for people who take advantage of children have been approved by Bahrain’s Shura Council. The parliamentary proposal involves jail sentences of six months and fines of at least BD200 ($526) for those found

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Afterschool.ae to launch mobile application for Android, iOS

Afterschool.ae, a UAE-based web platform that allows parents to find, plan and book children’s activities, is set to launch a mobile application next month to reach more parents. It was launched with an aim to guide parents

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Children in Bahrain exposed to online threats

Hundreds of children and young adults in Bahrain have admitted to sharing personal details online with people that they do not know. In a recent survey conducted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), almost half of

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