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S. Korean childbirths down 6.2 pct in January

S. Korean childbirths down 6.2 pct in January

The number of newborns in South Korea fell 6.2 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed Wednesday, a continuing sign of the low birthrate that has plagued Asia’s fourth-largest economy for more than a decade. The data compiled by Statistics Korea showed that 30,300 babies were born in January, compared with 32,300 […]

Preschool education in Kyrgyzstan

Preschool education in Kyrgyzstan

According to the official data of 2018, in Kyrgyzstan, preschools have reached an enrollment rate of 24% of children of pre-primary school age, an almost 2% increase from 2017. Latest official statistics for 2018 show that there are 620,000 children in the age range of 3 to 7 years old who can go to kindergartens. […]

China, Panama to cultivate more envoys of friendship

China, Panama to cultivate more envoys of friendship

Instituto Cultural, a school in Panama established nearly 60 years ago, is the first school in the country adopting bi-lingual education in Spanish and English, and also the first one introducing computers and internet. Now, it is taking lead again in Chinese language teaching. “We planned to launch Mandarin course three years ago. Due to […]

Empowering Lives Through Photography

Empowering Lives Through Photography

Thomas Tham Joo Kit is a Malaysian photographer residing in Singapore. A volunteer consultant to 4 NGOs located in Asia, Thomas steps forward to help in building better life for the disadvantaged people. He is involved in infrastructure, social and life skill programs and connecting NGOs to galvanize and share resources from each other. He […]

UNICEF reports of a Syrian children generation that knows nothing but war

UNICEF reports of a Syrian children generation that knows nothing but war

In a report released by UNICEF, they estimated that one in three Syrian children have known nothing but war, as the war enters its sixth year. Forced from their homes and schools, orphaned by violence and drafted into work or fighting, a generation of Syria’s children is being shaped by the conflict, UNICEF said in […]

Over 150 Children die in fresh outbreak of diseases in Thar Desert of Pakistan

Over 150 Children die in fresh outbreak of diseases in Thar Desert of Pakistan

At least 150 children have died of waterborne disease since January this year in Pakistan’s impoverished desert district of Tharparkar, which has been devastated by drought since 2013. The media reports suggest the death toll around 173 but the government authorities have termed it an ‘exaggerated figure’. Civil society groups and opposition politicians say the […]

UNICEF fights violence against children in Egypt

UNICEF fights violence against children in Egypt

Many children in Egypt are being subjected to violence at the hands of those who are supposed to protect and nurture them, according to a detailed study carried out in 2013 by the Center for Development Studies for the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood and UNICEF. This violence is often normalized by the adult perpetrators and even […]

“You Are The Future”

“You Are The Future”

 “An expression of joy. A feeling of love and care. A look of awe and curiosity. Poverty doesn’t affect any of them. The children of Pakistan may have been affected by their poor circumstances, but their feelings are still fresh. They still know how to smile. Their eyes show the experiences they have gone through […]

Syrian Refugee Children Continue Education in Turkey

Syrian Refugee Children Continue Education in Turkey

  HATAY, Turkey- Syrian refugee children who took shelter in Turkey with their families after they run away from brutal Syrian regime began their educating in Turkey. They are continuing their education with their own language in the Tent school in Turkish border city of Hatay. <Photo: Gihan> news@theasian.asia

1 Dollar is Quite Big for Us

1 Dollar is Quite Big for Us

Afghan children get water from a public water pump at a slum area in Herat city west of Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on March 6, 2012. It is believed that some nine million Afghans live under poverty line on less than one U.S. dollar a day. <Photo: Xinhua/Sardar> news@theasian.asia

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