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World Learning Partner Wins Nobel Peace Prize: Kailash Satyarthi worked with Child Labor: Education and Action Project

October 13, 2014Education

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (October 13, 2014) – World Learning is proud to congratulate Indian child labor activist Kailash Satyarthi, who has partnered with SIT Graduate Institute’s Child Labor: Education and Action (CLEA) project, for winning this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. On Friday, The Nobel Committee announced Satyarthi’s joint award with Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”

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