» 03/28/2007, 00.00
School head takes 32 pupils hostage, pleas government for schools and housing
The man, who sequestered two priests in the past, has barricaded himself with his pupils aged between three and five along with two accomplices in a bus in front of the Manila council buildings. After a day of tension, they have been all released.
Gospel Now, a new magazine for high school students
The editorial initiative is promoted by the Communication Foundation for Asia. It is intended to help young people rediscover the relevance of Christianity, and to participate in the life of Filipino society.
As the Olympics approach, no schooling for children of migrant workers
In Shanghai, a school for migrant children is shut down and students are dumped in a building without teaching and dining facilities. The authorities turn a deaf ear to requests for an alternative location. Tens of thousands of children in Beijing and Shanghai are left without an education.
Man with knife kills eight at Chinese high school
Only NGOs take care of migrant children's education
Teachers' passion and donations are the only hope for millions of children neglected by the public school system. Beijing's Xingzhi School shows how difficulty it is to do good for free.
Millions of Filipino children leaving school because of inflation
The rising cost of living is forcing many families to keep their children out of school because they cannot afford its costs. The government is trying to help them with food subsidies but cannot pay for books or transportation. The diocesan Caritas is helping thousands of students.
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