14.03.19

Celebrating the launch of the Secondary Stream at IGBS

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Meet Jennifer, Viola, Suzan and Sheeba, four of the girl students in Senior 1, in this piece celebrating the fantastic start to secondary education at Ibba Girls' Boarding School.


14.03.19

Four Ongoing Challenges in South Sudan

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Even as South Sudan fades from the headlines in the UK, deep-rooted challenges persist and the need for long-term investment in education and development is as critical as ever.


08.03.19

#BalanceforBetter - A Foundation for Peace

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Happy International Women's Day! As we strive towards #BalanceforBetter by empowering the girl students in Ibba, South Sudan, here are some reflections from FIGS CEO, Mark Simmons, on the origins of Women's Day and the importance of education in achieving gender equality.


01.03.19

White Saviours?

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FIGS CEO Mark Simmons discusses the recent 'White Saviour' debate and the importance of deliberate collaboration in transformational development work.


26.02.19

Teach, Teach, Teach the Acts of Peace

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A thought-provoking poem from Edward Bond, reproduced here on the anniversary of the final, most devastating, air raids over London and Berlin in WWII.


20.02.19

Girls' Education and Social Justice

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Commemorating International Women’s Day in 2017, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova stated that “we will do justice to the world by promoting girls’ education as the single most powerful transformational force to improve lives and societies”.


11.02.19

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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Science, education and gender equality are all vital to the success of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and these are all celebrated on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science today.


24.01.19

Introducing New FIGS Team Member, Heidi McCafferty

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New team member, Heidi, introduces herself and invites supporters to join her for the Coventry Festival of Running.


24.01.19

Vicky Dratia Appointed IGBS Head Teacher

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The Chairs of IGBS Trustees and FIGS Trustees, Nagomoro Bridget and John Benington, are delighted to announce the appointment of Vicky Dratia as Head Teacher of Ibba Girls’ Boarding School.



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