School-Aid is a charity which seeks to improve the educational opportunities of children in Africa by donating used resources from UK schools - altogether, schools in six African countries receive materials from the organisation.

School-Aid's work is particularly relevant in the light of a new report from the Global Campaign for Education, that criticises the levels of aid which developed nations are currently providing to fund education in poorer countries. The report - Class of 2007: Not Up to Scratch - was released ahead of yesterday's Keeping Our Promises on Education conference which brought together international ministers to debate these issues.

In-depth information on education around the world can be found on the website of the International Bureau of Education; the Country Dossiers are particularly useful, as they provide detailed descriptions of the educational systems of almost 200 countries.


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