Month: May 2016

Lord Sugar Appointed as tsar to Encourage Entrepreneurship amongst the Young

As Enterprise tsar, Lord Sugar will travel the country to visit young people and promote the idea of starting businesses as well as ensuring that employers are taking on apprentices. Lord Sugar left school at the age of 16 to start two computer firms, Amstrad and Viglen, and is therefore ‘ideally placed to champion the cause of both entrepreneurship and apprenticeships’, a government statement declares. He will taking part in a series of ‘Roadshow’ events across the country supported by the Department of Business, Innovation Skills, and the Department of Education. This appointment comes after interpretations of the official NEETs figures – young people...

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Humanitarian Aid for Education in Disaster Areas

The UN has proposed a humanitarian aid scheme, the ‘Education Cannot Wait’ fund, which aims to provide education to children and teenagers during conflicts and natural disasters. An emergency £2.7billion warzone education fund will help ‘give refugees hope’ says Gordon Brown, the UN special envoy for Global Education at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, where talks concerning the first ever humanitarian fund targeting education were held. Brown, also the Chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, had this to say concerning the current lack of support for education in times of crises and the consequences thereafter: “Some 75...

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