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Headteacher faces down the Taliban

07/02/2012 | Rina Saeed Khan

'Educate one girl and you educate a household' teacher Gul-e-Khandana saved her school from the Taliban - Muhammed Furqan | Panos London

Gul-e-Khandana, headteacher of a girls’ school in rural Pakistan, challenged the Taliban soldiers who came to destroy her school. Our journalist Rina speaks to her about the importance of educating girls.

The human cost of displacement

05/14/2012 | Olivia Bennett

Lipholo Bosielo, one of the narrators in the Molika-liko valley - Kitty Warnock | Panos London

Olivia Bennett talks about her recent pubication, Displaced: The Human Cost of Development and Resettlement, based on learning and oral testimonies from a Panos London project.

Displaced: The Human Cost of Development and Resettlement

05/14/2012 | Panos London

Displaced: The Human Cost of Development and Resettlement - Bennett, McDowell | Palgrave

Announcing a new book on the real effects of displacement, informed by and growing from a Panos London project.

A passion for cricket teaches valuable lessons

05/02/2012 | Maimoona Shahzadi

Children play cricket at the Sheffield Grammar School in Pakistan - Tim Smith | Panos Pictures

Maimoona’s school has organised a sports week, something that normally happens at expensive private schools in Pakistan. She blogs about the benefits of the event for her young students.

Kashmir ‘paradise’ runs out of water

04/11/2012 | Faisal Raza Khan

A beautiful living stream - Faisal Raza Khan | Panos London

The Kashmir mountains are a beautiful setting, but the impacts of climate change are beginning to be felt as the water seems to be drying up.

Amazing success for controversial school

04/11/2012 | Maimoona Shahzadi

In the hallway between classes - Carolyn Drake | Panos Pictures

Maimoona rejoices as every one of the students in her school passes their exams – a rare accomplishment that is boosting their reputation.

The chance to perform

03/30/2012 | Maimoona Shahzadi

School girls dance and sing during music lessons at St. Theresa's School - Warrick Page | Panos Pictures

Maimoona discusses how the recent Annual Day celebrations in Pakistan have brought together local families and their children.

We need to talk about our children

03/16/2012 | Maimoona Shahzadi

Students in the village of Panchkasi walk about 5km every day to get to the nearest government primary school - Zackary Canepari | Panos Pictures

As Maimoona laments another student whose education has come to an end prematurely, she reflects on the importance of teachers and parents communicating well for the benefit of the children.

Better cotton, better for farming communities

02/27/2012 | Rina Saeed Khan

Two farmers stand beside the first crop of 'Better Cotton' in 2010 - Better Cotton Initiative

The pesticides used to treat cotton has been causing health problems for farmers in Pakistan, but the Better Cotton Initiative has a real solution.

School books are being priced out of reach

02/24/2012 | Maimoona Shahzadi

A student heads home with his books from the Mohripur Government Primary School. The school has no desks and no electricity - Zackary Canepari | Panos Pictures

Maimoona tells us about rising book prices hitting the poorest students at her school and how some families struggle to cope. What would you do to support a school child in need?

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