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PRIVATE 56 | School

Good news, it infuses this issue with a sense of joy, and with an aspect of carefree childhood seized in flight. There is a feeling of solemnity, but a tender solemnity. An innocence that confronts the world, its difficulties and the trials of study, but it is amusing, happy, and touching.

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Pierre-François Moreau | School

Good news, it infuses this issue with a sense of joy, and with an aspect of carefree childhood seized in flight. There is a feeling of solemnity, but a tender solemnity. An innocence that confronts the world, its difficulties and the trials of study, but it is amusing, happy, and touching.

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Matias Costa | Schools in Mali

In Mali, 85% of women suffer genital mutilation. Nearly 66% leave school early, and one in every five are forced to marry before the age of fifteen. Half of the 13 million souls who inhabit this corner of Africa are under age and only 50% of Malian girls go to school.

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Gitta van Buuren | School in Uruzgan

Today it is almost impossible to photograph Afghan schools. Following frequent attacks by the Taliban and other orthodox elements on schools’ students and teachers who are often girls and women, the Ministry of Education no longer gives permission for visits.

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Carlos Alvarez Montero | The Mexican Railway

More than 20 years ago the Licenciado Adolfo Lopez Mateos railway school carriage reached its final destination in the Valley of Mexico, after years of traveling from town to town as part of the National Railroad of Mexico’s Railroad Repair Team’s Education Program.

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Alys Tomlinson | The College on the Hill

Just off a small roundabout in the middle of the English countryside lies New College Worcester. At first glance, it is a regular secondary school and sixth form, set in pleasant, open grounds. It’s only when you look a little more closely that you see signs indicating that this is not a ‘normal’ school.

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Alessandro Vincenzi | The Hidden School

With the outset of Perestroika and the collapse of the Soviet Union, many former republics faced the task of restructuring and redefining their educational systems. On the 6th of December 1990, in the Belorussian capital Minsk, the first evening classes started in what would become by 1992, the Belarusian Humanities Lyceum.

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