EDC’s International Development Division collaborates with local partners in more than 35 countries to make education more accessible, relevant, and exciting.

Featured News from IDD at EDC

Youth Program Celebrates Success In Mali

In rural Mali, thousands of young people have gained the skills, knowledge, and tools to improve their lives and bolster their communities thanks to the USAID-funded Mali Out-of-School Youth project (PAJE-Nièta).

4Rs for Teachers Lead to Student Gains

The DRC faces severe challenges in educating young children. Access to schooling is limited; the primary school enrollment rate is only about 60 percent. Nearly 20 percent drop out in their first year. Also, nearly a third of government teachers go unpaid, contributing to a high rate of teacher absenteeism and children sitting idle in the classroom.

Investing in the Future
Work skills training helps youth in Rwanda and Macedonia

Matching young people with meaningful jobs and livelihood opportunities stands as one of the great challenges of the next two decades. An estimated 1 billion people alive today are between the ages of 15 and 24, and many of them live in countries where the formal economic sector is weak or developing.

Jill Biden Visits EDC Zambia

Students and educators in a school improvement project run by EDC in Lusaka, Zambia, met today with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Rajiv Shah, administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Catherine Russell, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, during their visit to the region. The project, known as Time to Learn, is USAID/Zambia’s flagship program for improving education in community schools.