The implications of COVID-19 for girls and women is 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 […]
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.