IDD Media Coverage

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

USAID Impact
September 9, 2013

In South Sudan, teachers are hampered by a lack of formal training and a student-teacher ratio of 100 to 1. EDC’s South Sudan Teacher Education Project is providing educators with the skills they need to address these challenges.

South Sudan Educators Acquire Skills to Teach the New Nation
Education for All Blog (Global Partnership for Education)
August 20, 2013

EDC’s Mary Burns blogs about using mobile phones for teacher professional development in countries around the world.

If We ‘Text’ It, Will They Learn?
USAID Impact
August 15, 2013

EDC’s Nancy Taggart writes about EDC’s efforts to provide livelihood opportunities for youth in Mali.

Preparing Youth for Employment
Education for All Blog (Global Partnership for Education)
July 30, 2013

South Sudan has 100 students per teacher. EDC’s Cornelia Janke writes about what can be done to meet the demand for education in South Sudan.

South Sudan: Where are all the Teachers?
Voice of America
May 7, 2013

The South Sudanese government has launched a program to improve the skills of the country's teachers, fewer than five percent of whom have the necessary skills to teach in the country's schools, according to education officials. Among conditions that need a fix are a lack of textbooks and very low pay, critics say, noting that teachers make 360 South Sudanese Pounds per month, which is less than $100.

South Sudan Launches Program to Teach Teachers
January 15, 2013

One thousand mentors will be deployed in various schools this academic year under the Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) campaign, which is being implemented by Education Development Centre, Inc., a US-based organization.

This move is in line with enforcing full implementation of the School-Based Mentoring Program (SBMP), an initiative aimed at building teachers' capacity to effectively adopt new teaching techniques that include video modules.

Rwanda: 1,000 Mentors for Literacy Campaign
December 8, 2012

At least 80 mobile libraries will be instituted to address the lack of reading materials in various parts of Rwanda by 2016, said Said Yasin yesterday of Education Development Centre, Inc. (EDC).

EDC is an international non-governmental organization based in the US and currently working alongside Peace Corps, a US volunteer service organization, as well as Rwanda Education Board (REB) to promote the quality of education in the country.

Rwanda: 80 Mobile Libraries to Be Established Countrywide
October 16, 2012

A new initiative has been launched that aims at engaging parents to actively participate in their children's education, mainly through encouraging the culture of reading.

The program that is being spearheaded by Education Development Centre, Inc. (EDC), a US-based organisation, is expected to increase the rate at which parents guide, educate, and interact with their children through discussions and debate.

This is the latest measure the organization has taken toward promoting a reading culture through the Literacy, Language, and Learning Initiative (L3), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Rwanda: Involving Parents in Children's Learning
The New Times
October 3, 2012

Akazi Kanoze, a youth livelihood program by Education Development Center (EDC), provides Rwandan youth with vital tools and resources to enter into a positive development pathway that will lead to increased opportunities.

At the national stadium in Remera yesterday, over 3,000 youth were awarded certificates after completing training in various vocational skills under the Akazi Kanoze program. The First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, noted at the graduation that this initiative will help youth empower not only themselves but the entire nation.

First Lady Presides Over Youth Graduation
October 3, 2012

As 3,037 trainees graduated yesterday from the Akazi Kanoze program, Rwandan youth have been asked to keep in mind that they are the pillar on which the country's self-sustainability dream will be built.

The First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, advised the graduates (1,522 boys and 1,515 girls) that they must exploit the skills they learned from Akazi Kanoze trainings as much as possible.

Rwanda: Youth Are the Pillar of Rwanda's Self-Sustainability