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If you want to know more about inequality in education around the world, then click on the following link:

WIDE (World Inequality Database on Education) is a very useful tool to explore all kinds of circumstances such as wealth, gender, ethnicity and location, which play an important role in shaping opportunities for education and life. The introduced tool gives you the opportunity to compare countries, groups within countries and overlapping disparities in the field of education.


Der soeben von Save the Children publizierte Bericht zum Wohlbefinden von Müttern in der Welt bringt Unerwartetes zu Tage, die Schweiz ist nur auf Platz 13 der 178 untersuchten Ländern. In den letzten 15 Jahren ist die Müttersterblichkeit in unserem Land um 19% gestiegen. Auf dem ersten Platz liegt Finnland, auf dem letzten Somalia. Mehr dazu und zur Lage der Mütter in der ganzen Welt ist im folgenden Bericht zu finden:

Der Bericht zeigt u.a. auf, dass humanitäre Krisen den Fortschritt gefährden. Während und nach Kriegen und Naturkatastrophen ist der Zugang zu medizinischer Vorsorge für Mütter und deren Kinder enorm schwierig, viele Frauen entbinden ohne medizinische Betreuung. Täglich sterben gegen 800 Mütter und 18‘000 Kinder an weitgehend vermeidbaren Ursachen. Über die Hälfte der Todesfälle von Müttern ereignen sich in sog. fragilen Staaten, die von Konflikten und Naturkatastrophen betroffen sind. Die Wahrscheinlichkeit, bei einer Naturkatastrophe zu sterben, ist für Frauen und Kinder 14-mal höher als für Männer.

Save the Children Bericht Mütter- und Kinderleben.pdf


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If you want to know more about how much happens in our brains already before birth and in the early years of our life, than read the following article: 

The 9 months before birth and early years of a child’s life are very important because the growth and development of the brain’s architecture and processes are vastly greater during this time than later. The following article explains in a simple way the functions of the brain and gives an overview of the developmental processes involved as the child’s brain grows and matures in constant interaction with the environment. 

Developing Brains.pdf


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When we invest wisely in children and families, the next generation will pay that back through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship. To get to know more how this investment should look like, read the following article:

2007 the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University brought together several leading neuroscientists, development psychologists, pediatricians and economists to identify those aspects of development that are accepted broadly by the scientific community. The document presents their critical review of the existing literatures in their fields and a consensus about what we now know about development in the early childhood years.

Science-Early-Childhood-Development.pdf


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There is a lot of ignorance about the term of ECCD (early childhood care and development). The following article puts away with 10 myths in regard of ECCD:

Myth 7 says that good parenting is a natural phenomenon and cannot be taught. As this is evidentially not the case, the Roger Federer Foundation supports a:primo's early childhood development programme "schritt:weise" for disadvantaged children in Switzerland. Around 30 socially disadvantaged families with a poor educational background obtain support. This will able them to promote language, motor and social skills of their children between ages one and five, offering them a good start into their school careers.