In the Mount Everest region of Nepal, women and families have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tourism industry that powers the local economy has all but dried up, and with it the jobs that support thousands of Nepali families surrounding the mountain. This drastic industry shift has forced families to find a […]
February 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), part of a global effort to end this long standing violation of human rights by 2030. We’d like to introduce you to Mariam — a courageous young secondary school student — to learn how she used skills and knowledge gained through our Waache […]
A year ago, life was very different for Regina Waye, a 19-year-old girl from Iogre in Nabdam, Northern Ghana. She had dropped out of school. With no literacy or numeracy skills, no vocation, and her visual impairment, there would be limited opportunities available for her. But now, things have changed. “I think I have benefited […]
Recognizing the importance of education, volunteers in Ghana are stepping in to meet the challenges of this difficult year to help girls keep learning. The Kanania community in Ghana does not have a formal school, so children must travel to another town for school. But because of COVID-19, many students have dropped out. World Education […]
The implications of COVID-19 for girls and women are undeniable. During this period, they are more likely to suffer gender-based violence and reduced access to health services. Among marginalized girls, girls with disabilities run an even higher risk of isolation, health and safety issues and barriers in accessing information and justice. The Strategic Approaches to […]
World Education incorporates equity and inclusion in all the work that we do, especially in access to quality and affordable education. Whether we’re working with persons with disabilities in Myanmar and Laos, ensuring girls receive a quality education in Ghana, or providing adult learners the technology needed for full participation, we aim to improve the […]
Lurdes Langa, an HIV-positive mother in Manjangue, was growing concerned for the children in her community. As an active volunteer, she saw every day how vulnerable children needed a safe space for support in early childhood development, nutrition, and HIV. “Children in my community could reach age seven without significant physical, cognitive, emotional, and social […]
“If this project had not come to my neighborhood, I would have died by now. I got a second chance through their assistance. I am grateful because I have gained my life back.” – Amelia, World Education beneficiary Amelia’s first husband died of AIDS, leaving her with one child. She remarried, but her second husband […]
January 24th is International Day of Education, which reminds us of the importance of education for both positive life outcomes and sustainable development. Despite progress toward universal literacy, significant challenges persist. In Cambodia, for example, USAID reports that only 32% of girls and 38% of boys in Grade 3 are literate in Khmer, the national […]
Lifelong learning begins with a foundation of literacy. Yet in Mozambique, 40% of adults over 15 cannot read or write, while female literacy trails behind at just 33%. Illiteracy in Mozambique stems from a number of issues, including teacher absenteeism and limited instructional time, according to a USAID-funded study on school effectiveness. On average, Mozambican schools were […]
Mothers’ groups are creating systemic changes to education throughout Benin and improving the lives of countless children. Since 1994, World Education has been working in the Republic of Benin to improve education, especially for girls. World Education’s programs foster literacy and women’s empowerment in a country where the average adult has only 2.7 years of […]
January 24 is International Education Day, a day where we celebrate and take action toward inclusive, equitable, and quality education for all. According to UNESCO, 262 million children and youth are not in school. These young people, many of them girls, are out of school due to a number of circumstances: they have to work […]
Government and donor agency officials are discovering that textbooks and materials have not arrived at schools, but without the availability of tracking information, they do not know where they were lost in transit. John Snow, Inc. and World Education created Track and Trace, a technological solution that helps improve the community’s visibility into the location of textbooks and other teaching materials during the distribution process.
For a mother, Sabium, and her daughter, Khusabu, a second chance at education means a brighter future for the whole family.
From empowering people through literacy and livelihoods training to developing interventions that help vulnerable youth and adults continue their education and live healthier lives, 2017 was a year full of progress across World Education’s programs.
After graduating from World Education’s Bantwana Initiative work readiness program, Rumbi decided to pay it forward, full time.
Through the McGovern-Dole Food for Education project, World Education is improving literacy in Cambodia by expanding access to primary education, promoting early childhood development, and providing training and support to educators.
Beatrice is a para-social worker in Uganda. It used to take her 2 hours to walk to visit vulnerable children’s homes. Now, she’s like a superhero on a bike, visiting up to five households per day.
It’s September and around the world, children are heading back to school. Yet in the developing world girls are often denied opportunities for education, due to barriers like danger and harassment from walking to and from school, teacher attendance, child marriage, early pregnancy, sanitation facilities, and restrictive cultural norms. World Education understands that women and […]
Nepal’s brick industry employs an estimated 29,000 children working in hazardous conditions where dust and smoke permanently damage lungs and carrying excessive loads of bricks in searing heat damages their bodies for life. World Education Nepal’s Building Better Futures project educates brick workers, expands livelihood options, and provides access to financial services to break the cycle of exploitative labor.
World Education empowers people through literacy and livelihoods trainings; uses technology to improve the quality of education at every level through curricula development, teacher support, and local partnerships; and develops interventions to help vulnerable youth as well as adults continue their educations and live healthier lives.
Around the world, women and girls are held back every day—absent from school, married too early, and trapped in poverty—because of their gender. Going to (and staying in) school helps them overcome such circumstances.
When girls and women are empowered through education, they have the knowledge and skills to advocate for themselves and live healthier and more fulfilled lives. Here are 10 examples of how World Education empowers girls and women through education in communities worldwide.
Around the corner from its headquarters, World Education is providing workplace education to the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center employees.
World Education is working to increase the quality and quantity of reading instruction for children in grades 1-3 in Mozambique.
World Education is building the capacity of the local government and organizations to provide sustainable education solutions along the Thailand-Myanmar border, in seven refugee camps as well as four states in Myanmar.
Rebuilding education in the wake of disaster: A look at World Education’s response to the needs of communities severely impacted by the earthquakes of 2015.
Learn more about World Education’s approach to teaching kids how to protect themselves from exploitation and migrate effectively and successfully out of Cambodia for work.
A look at World Education’s youth empowerment and anti-trafficking work in Cambodia, implementing technology, life skills, and leadership training to educate youth.
World Education’s innovative, holistic approach to early grade reading is transforming literacy education and results for students in Cambodia.
World Education is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education and social and economic development programs