Literacy as a Prerequisite for Peace

Education is often viewed as the key to uniting nations, bringing human beings closely together. But in some parts of the world, situations of violent conflicts and war make it hard to recognize the crucial role of education that can contribute to building a culture of peace. For example, the displacement of millions of Syrian children has left education in crisis across host countries like Lebanon and Turkey. While each of these countries officially allow Syrian children access to a formal education, barriers still remain.

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BOB’s Guide to Ethical Fashion Resources

At certain times, ethical fashion also mean going beyond what is stated above and playing an active role increasing the capacity and wellbeing of the people and the human workforce behind these fashion labels. We at BOB are constantly searching for ways to be a more ethical consumer and we have found some resources that are both helpful and informative. So here are our top 6 picks!

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Redefining the meaning of school for Syrian refugees

Since the Syrian civil war started nearly four years ago, almost 3 million Syrian children have been forced out of school. Sometimes we forget about the efforts that local NGOs and international humanitarian groups are doing. As one of BOB’s Certified Charity, we are amazed with the efforts that Kayany Foundation works towards providing Syrian refugee children to succeed in life.

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Wear Your Heart On Your Wrist

With this ultimate goal in mind, BOB will be working alongside with Refuge on a beautiful collaboration. Coupled with the like-minded passions, inspired both of these amazing organizations to collaborate and create some fun and exciting bangles for #ResponsibleFashion. Having invested so much time, effort and heart into Refuge and BOB, there is always something empowering to give back what we have been so blessed with in our own lives.

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Education For A Purpose

Recently, a summit was held in Oslo Norway from 6-7 July 2015 to bring together governments, donors and experts to tackle stalled progress on global education. Building on the outcomes of the World Education Forum in South Korea last May, the aim of education summit is to promote a global education effort to reach the new UN development goal and mobilize more concrete resources and support.

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