Subject: UNESCO Asia-Pacific Newsletter - Sept-Oct edition

A passionate principal offers urban out-of-school children what might be their only hope for an education
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Having lost her vision at an early age, Yoshimi Horiuchi is a passionate volunteer for the marginalized and combines this spirit with a desire to share the joy of reading in a rural Thai province. read more
The leader of a 10-country expeditition discusses pushing past limits to spread the message of, "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao," save the girl child, educate the girl child.  read more
Alternative education is opening up doors for those facing hardships, including the very poor and physically challenged. Three inspiring students tell us their stories. read more 
A special look at a village benefiting from a UNESCO collaboration with the Lao PDR government aimed at addressing the needs of out-of-school children. read more 
W O R L D   T E A C H E R S'   D A Y   (5  O C T O B E R)
'Make education rainbow ready' says Thai transgender teacher 

Natsima Tangklang overcame discrimination to pursue her dream of becoming an educator and is now a role model for young LGBTI  learners
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Viet Nam transman on LGBTI school bullying and how teachers can help

A transgender student who was bullied and told to conform discusses how schools need to be responsive in becoming safer and more inclusive for all learners. 
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Talking their language: Mother tongue educators tell their stories

Ahead of UNESCO's upcoming Mother Language Education Conference, we spotlight teachers working with ethnolinguistic minority learners in Asia-Pacific. 
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Rural Myanmar teachers turn on ICT, transform classrooms

Myanmar teachers, many of whom had not previously turned on a computer, take part in a UNESCO programme to harness the power of tech for education.
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The endless pursuit of education is captured beautifully by the top 10 photographers in a competition organized by the UNESCO office in Kathmandu. Gallery  Read more
From man-made wonders to magificent natural sites, a look at the latest inscriptions in
Asia-Pacific, home to more than a third of this year's new additions.  
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The restoration was recognized alongside projects in India, China, Australia and Pakistan that exemplified best practices in private and public-private conservation efforts. read more
UNESCO Kabul's Enhancement of Literacy in Afghanistan Programme
Supporting Teachers to Succeed with ICT for Education - Myanmar
L A T E S T  P U B L I C A T I O N S   
New Horizons: A Review of Early Childhood Care and Education in Asia and the Pacific
Teachers in the Asia-Pacific: Career Progression and Professional Development
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Diverse Approaches to Developing and Implementing Competency-based ICT Training for Teachers: Case Study
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