literacy

Girls' and Women's Education

Annual Report 2019: Equity & Inclusion

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 […]

Early Grade Reading, Youth Empowerment

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

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 […]

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 […]

Girls' and Women's Education

Mothers fight for girls’ education in Benin

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 […]