IDD Media Coverage

Find out about EDC’s international development work around the world from these local and international news outlets.

June 8, 2016

Over the last few years, Rwanda has expanded primary school education to all students. Now, with the help of donors like the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Rwanda is focusing on improving the quality of its education system — especially in the teaching of primary school literacy — so that all children achieve the learning necessary to succeed in school and to escape poverty.

Rwanda Reads

March 14, 2016
7 ways to apply tech to refugee education
The Christian Science Monitor
October 19, 2014

As Ebola rages across West Africa, nongovernmental organizations such as EDC are finding creative ways to continue to deliver programming. Lisa Hartenberger Toby discusses the importance of education and how radio can be used as a teaching tool when it is unsafe to gather in classrooms.

As Ebola relief ramps up, other aid efforts stumble in West Africa

February 19, 2014

With the Winter Olympics underway in Sochi, EDC’s Mary Burns raises a timely question: Do teachers get as much support for preparation as professional athletes do?

Investing in Teachers As We Do in Athletes

Education for All Blog (Global Partnership for Education)

Philippine Star
February 6, 2014

EDC’s Basa Pilipinas (Read Philippines) project distributed post-disaster educational kits to schools impacted by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Education for All Blog (Global Partnership for Education)
January 14, 2014

EDC’s Mary Burns talks about what it takes to scale up donor-funded education development projects around the world.

January 5, 2014

Media Outlet:

The Star (Malaysia)

Students in Malaysia use the Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) curriculum to explore issues related to conflict and violence. EHL was developed by EDC and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Education Week
December 19, 2013

EDC Trustee Vivien Stewart writes about education reform in the Philippines and the positive benefits these changes will have on the country.

Education for All Blog (Global Partnership for Education)
December 18, 2013

EDC’s Mary Burns discusses the importance of quality teaching in online programs.

Philippine Daily Inquirer
December 6, 2013

In the Philippines, EDC’s Basa Pilipinas (Read Philippines) project makes a pledge to get more than 1 million young children reading. The results of this USAID-funded program are discussed in this story from the Philippine Inquirer.