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 […]
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.