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In central Iran, UNHCR helps to build schools for refugees

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SHAFAQNA- On Tuesday with the attendance of Iranian Minister of Education Mohammad Bathaei, a school was opened which has been built with the aid of the United Nations High Commissionaire for Refugees (UNHCR). “The school covers an…

500,000 Rohingyas Unlikely to Receive Schooling in 2018

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SHAFAQNA - A humanitarian organization has warned of a "lost generation" with more than 500,000 Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh unlikely to receive schooling in 2018. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) said unless interventions…

Stanfors students partner with elementary school, teach science

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SHAFAQNA- The Science Bus is an after-school program in which Stanford students teach elementary school students science through hands-on activities. The program focuses on second- through fifth-graders at East Palo Alto Charter School (EPACS)…

Philadelphia schools add Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha holidays to its calendar

SHAFAQNA- The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar, placing it among the first in the nation to do so. In what would be an even rarer step, Mayor Kenney said Tuesday he also hopes to adopt the holidays…

Shia school in US distinguishes itself over academic achievements - Award

SHAFAQNA - Students from Al-Hadi School - a Shia Muslim majority school based in Houston, Texas, won a rather prestigious award this February as it was presented with 1st place for the Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Houston. The…

Catholic Church Bans Teaching Islam in UK Schools

SHAFAQNA - The Catholic Church in Britain has become embroiled in controversy after it effectively banned schools from teaching students about Islam as part of religious studies on Sunday, Express newspaper reported. Under new General Certificate…

He named me Malala - The message behind the campaign

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SHAFAQNA - Stand #withMalala is a 12-month social action and advocacy campaign that will accompany the release of HE NAMED ME MALALA. Through audience engagement with global and in-country calls to action, the campaign aims to raise mass awareness,…