IDD Media Coverage

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

USAID Frontlines
September 21, 2012

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the five-year, $75 million, Developing Rehabilitation Assistance to Schools and Teacher Improvement (D-RASATI) program in September 2010, targeting all public schools across Lebanon. D-RASATI, an acronym that translates to “My Studies” in Arabic, is USAID’s largest project in the country and is jointly managed by Lebanon’s education ministry and USAID. Its goal is to show the Lebanese people that their government can provide equitable access to quality and affordable services.

Schools and Scholarships: Transforming Lebanon’s Education System for All
Manila Standard Today
September 1, 2012

The Department of Education has partnered with Petron Corp. and the US Agency for International Development-Education Development Center to launch a literacy drive in conflict areas in Mindanao. The goals of this partnership are to promote reading in public schools and to ensure the professional development of public school teachers who teach beginning reading.

Mindanao Literacy Drive Launched
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
July 22, 2012

Mike Laflin, 65, has retired as Senior Vice President at Education Development Center, where he oversaw international development programs. Among his numerous contributions was building a nationwide program that provided educational instruction via radio to students in Zambia, which has lost many teachers to HIV/AIDS and where schools are scarce in rural areas.

A Nonprofit Veteran Champions Innovation
Inquirer Opinion
July 20, 2012

Marcial Salvatierra, Chief of Party in the Philippines at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), presented at the recent Literacy Policy Dialogue conducted by the Department of Education. He presented on EDC's initiatives in Mindanao as well as on the Whole School Reading Program, part of the USAID-funded EQuALLS2 (Education Quality and Access for Learning and Livelihood Skills) project.

Levers and Fulcrums
July 12, 2012

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), a US-based organization, has equipped the recording studio of Rwanda Education Board (REB) to build its capacity to record audiovisual educational materials and thereby improve education quality.

This initiative is part of USAID's partnership with the Ministry of Education and Rwanda Education Board to promote Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) in schools.

Rwanda: Literacy Campaign Gets US $75,000 Boost
July 11, 2012

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Provincial Mission Director, Ted Gehr, awarded 147 scholarships to exceptional students enrolled in a recently established two-year Associate Degree in Education (ADE) and four-year Bachelor's Degree in Education (B.Ed) at various universities across Punjab. The scholarships are part of USAID’s $75 million five-year Teacher Education Project launched at the Institute of Education and Research (IER), Punjab University.

147 Varsity Students Get USAID Scholarships
July 8, 2012

The Education Development Centre, Inc. (EDC), an international NGO based in the US, will soon introduce mobile libraries to simplify easy access to text books in Rwanda. The five-year project will be implemented in collaboration with the Peace Corps, a US volunteer service organization, and funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) at a cost of $20 million.

Rwanda: US $20 Million to Be Spent on Mobile Libraries
Malawi Voice
July 4, 2012

Tikwere Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI), a USAID-funded program, has handed over its services to the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MoEST). Aired on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation during school days, the program provides instructions through radio lessons. It enables teachers to impart students in standards 1–4 with knowledge in English, mathematics, Chichewa, and life skills.

MoEST Takes Over Tikwere Radio Programme
USAID Impact
June 28, 2012

At the end of May in Garissa, Kenya, 2,000 energetic youth gathered to celebrate their role as change agents in their communities. They came a long way since 2008, when high unemployment and frustration fueled some of the worst post-election violence in Kenya’s history. For three years, USAID has invested in developing the leadership skills of vulnerable youth in Garissa and fostering linkages to the work place through the Garissa Youth Project (G-Youth).

From the Field: Developing Kenya’s Leaders
June 25, 2012

On June 4, the Qadura Youth Social Center, one of EDC/Ruwwad’s Affiliated Clubs (ACs) located in the Qadura Refugee Camp, held a ceremony to mark the official opening of its renovated facility. EDC/Ruwwad has played an important role in the club’s work with youth by implementing numerous programsat the center, including environmental trainings, drama and theater workshops, and ICT courses.

Ruwwad: Palestinian Youth Empowerment Project