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.
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.
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.