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US Navy's funding of high schools raises concerns

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Education as a Human Right flyer

Flyer for Education is a Basic Human Rights event

Education as a Human Right

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dear Friends:

Photos: In and after school

A vegetable garden in East Los Angeles, a basketball court on the outskirts of Port au Prince, an outdoor classroom under the Myanmar sun—these are just a few of the places where school children are practicing peace and advocating for justice.

Many are preparing to mark the beginning of a new year of learning. Watch this slide show (left) to learn about some of the communities where AFSC works with youth in and after school. 

Educating Burma’s children

As poverty in Myanmar (Burma) deepens, Buddhist monasteries have started schools to provide basic education and care for the increasing number of poor children who cannot afford to attend state schools.  These schools accept students of both sexes and of all ethnicities and religions, and use the standard state curriculum.  The monks and nuns leading these schools see education as vital to the future of their country.  The state spends less than 2% of gross domestic product on health and education, leading to a serious deterioration in the country’s future prospects.

Students notch another win over militarism in CA

san fran youth at school board

Student speaks at the Oakland School Board meeting

Student speaks at the Oakland School Board meeting where the first JAMSRS resolution was adopted.

California youth win again over militarism.

In Defense of Public Education: Fund Schools, Not War!

Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Responding to the closing of schools and slashing of school budgets across the country, this forum will examine our nations our spending priorities and commitment to education.

Panel members will discuss: federal, state and local spending on education versus spending on military programs; the crisis in education; violence in schools and in the world; solutions and models for change; and actions we can take.

Speakers will include:

Youth Outreach

The Peace Education Program works with youth in Los Angeles area schools to reduce violence and create a culture of peace. Through intensive workshops and classes, the program:

Mozambique - Let the People Speak!

Since 2001, AFSC's Mozambique Integrated Rural Development Program(MIRD) has worked in partnership with three communities located in Manica Province. In Denglelenga, Dororo and Chitunga, AFSC has developed projects that include reforestation, fish ponds, community gardens and school construction. Throughout this time, the MIRD program has been committed to following three basic steps:

Get an Education

After School and Out of School Programs

These programs provide places for youth to learn, have fun, and/or get help with school and employment. Some programs focus on art or athletics, while others provide tutoring, homework help, or job counseling.

3 Rivers Computer Clubhouse
Creative after-school learning opportunities in photography, fashion design, graphic design, journalism, music and video production, lego robotics, web podcasting, web design and more. Helps members explore professional jobs and academic opportunities. www.3rcc.org

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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