Friday, 17 August 2012

Week in review


Happy Friday to all and welcome to another Week in Review. This week we have a selection of highlights including progress in the U.S., a new report on education, an interesting fact about food security and an unexpected Olympic triumph.

Olympic wrap-up
Did London 2012 Bridge the divide?
As the London Olympics came to a close with a spectacular ceremony this week, Guardian blogger Les Roopanarine  argues that sport has the power to not only transfix, but to transcend negative stereotypes and transform perceptions.
See more and contribute to the Wiiprogress article on sport and leisure

Who’s thriving?
Gallup results
Gallup’s latest wellbeing results show that residents in Hawaii, Utah and South Dakota are the most likely to be thriving in 2012, while at the other end of the scale, those in West Virginia and Maine are least likely to be thriving.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on Progress in the U.S.

Report on education in East Africa
Increase to access, doesn’t mean a better education
Although access to education in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda has increased, the quality of learning has stagnated.
Download the report: Are Children Learning? Literacy and numeracy across East Africa

Number Crunch
The 22 landlocked countries on the Global Food Security Index score an average 7 points lower than those that are not landlocked.
Source: The Global Food Security Index

That’s all from me this week, hope to see you again next week.

Yours in Progress,

Philippa Lysaght

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