All posts by Brendan Rigby

Brendan is an education specialist and co-founder of WhyDev. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education exploring complementary basic education and the literacy practices of out-of-school children in northern Ghana. Formerly, he was an Education Officer with UNICEF Ghana, and Director of Venture Support with StartSomeGood. Brendan has also been an education consultant and trainer for Plan, UNICEF, ScopeGlobal and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. He is obsessed with tea, American football and karaoke.

How Kendrick Lamar explains Australian Aid

Every Australia Day, also known as Invasion Day or Survival Day, radio station Triple J plays the Hottest 100 songs of the previous year. The list is completely audience-generated (community participation and ownership), and has cemented its place in modern Australian culture.

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It’s time to end the term “girl child”

11 October is the International Day of the Girl Child. Not “Girl,” but “Girl Child.” It was first celebrated only three years ago in 2012, after campaigning by Plan International and Canada.

This is my campaign to drop the “child.” Yes, there are far more important issues. All of them. For example, less than half of countries have achieved gender parity in education. Big problem. But, none appeals more to my pedantic-ness than this odd compound noun.

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