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We have 210 blogposts in the field of Education.

  • Human Rights Watch Safe Schools

    The right to safe education should be a matter of course, but it isn’t

    By on 26 November 2016

    Safe education is not evident in all countries. In at least 26 countries the recent years schools are attacked or being occupied and converted into military barracks or bases by military forces and armed groups in conflict zones. It endangers...

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  • Swedish Cancer Society squares off with Facebook censorship

    By on 21 October 2016

    It’s a friendly, helpful, and potentially life-saving video using simplified human shapes. What could possibly go wrong? According to The Guardian, Facebook took the video down from the Swedish Cancer Society (Cancerfonden)’s page, citing community guidelines for “offensive” content. I...

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  • Burger King drives home a literacy message at the drive-through

    By on 29 September 2016

    A few years ago, Marc and I had some April Fool’s Day fun with Osocio, pretending that we had been acquired by McDonald’s. For the day, we ran posts about how great McDonald’s was on corporate social responsibility and,...

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  • Canada comes to terms with its racist past

    By on 22 June 2016

    Canada, as a colonial country, has a shamefully racist past with Indigenous peoples. French and then English colonists massacred, cheated, and infected the original people here, taking their land in the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries. But long after the...

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  • The Alphabet of Illiteracy

    By on 26 March 2016

    A lovely campaign from Project Literacy, an initiative backed by education publisher Pearson, about the lifelong, and life-changing impacts of illiteracy. Simple, strong and beautifully made using real sculptures to illustrate every letter, and every point. Agency: FCB Sculptures: Wilfrid Wood

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  • Prom dresses made of condoms promote safer sex

    Prom dresses made of condoms promote safer sex

    By on 25 March 2016

    A fascinating stunt by Adolescent Health Project & the Women’s Fund of Omaha in Nebraska, USA, is putting safer sex front-and-centre as local teens shop for prom dresses. Proms, or formal high school dance parties, are an American tradition that...

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  • Women transformed into animals for Science World #animalinsideout

    By on 12 March 2016

    To promote their hosting of the travelling exhibition BODY WORLDS: ANIMALS INSIDE OUT, Vancouver’s Science World transformed two women models into an octopus and a giraffe. Models Natalie Kunz and Teghan Fedo endured five hours of makeup, and had...

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  • #BellLetsTalk Day: Dialogue, Brands, and Microdonations

    By on 27 January 2016

    It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day in Canada, which means that telecommunications giat Bell Canada is promising a 5¢ donation for every text message or long-distance phone call sent on their network, or Tweet with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk, or share of...

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  • #SexFactsOmaha fights teen sex myths

    By on 26 January 2016

    This campaign, by all-volunteer agency Serve Marketing for Women’s Fund of Omaha, is pretty good in terms of production. But do teens really believe any of these things? This gives me serious doubts about sex education in Omaha. The campaign includes TV spots,...

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  • Scouts South Africa Learn It Young. Remember It Forever.

    Lessons learned at the Scouts last the longest

    By on 29 December 2015

    This is probably the best Scouting ad from 2015. The video comes from South Africa and is about the fact that Scouting is more than making campfire and do a treasure hunt. It’s about learning a range of skills that...

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