Early Grade Reading, Youth Empowerment

A Day in the Life: Improving Early Grade Reading Through Intensive Coaching

September 8th is International Literacy Day, which reminds us of the importance of literacy for both academic success and positive life outcomes.  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 language. […]

Early Grade Reading, Education

Community Libraries Bring a Love of Learning to Mozambique

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 […]

Education

Track N Trace: Enhancing Book Supply Chain Systems

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.

Girls' and Women's Education

Back to School: Girls are Overcoming Barriers to Learning

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 […]

Education

Breaking a Cycle of Exploitation in Nepal’s Brick Factories

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.