IDD Media Coverage

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

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
allAfrica.com
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
allAfrica.com
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