IDD Media Coverage

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

Sudan Radio Service
February 1, 2012

During the launch of the South Sudan Teacher Education Program (SSTEP) on Tuesday in Juba, the U.S. ambassador to South Sudan, Ambassador Susan Page, said that education policy in the country needs to be unified to improve the quality of education. She added that building the capacity of teachers will help the government employ competent instructors in the education sector.

Improve Education Quality, Advises U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan
Sudan Radio Service
February 1, 2012

The Ministry of General Education in partnership with Education Development Center officially inaugurated the South Sudan Teacher Education Program (SSTEP) in Juba on Tuesday.

This project is designed to improve general education in South Sudan.

South Sudan Inaugurates Teacher Education Program
Sudan Catholic Radio Network
January 31, 2012

The national Ministry of Education inaugurated today the South Sudan Teacher Education Program (SSTEP) in an effort to improve the quality of teaching in the country. The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education, Deng Deng Yai, told the participants that the program will be managed by Education Development Center (EDC), and described its three objectives: improve policy frameworks and management systems, better teacher performance, and increase access to teaching and learning materials.

Government Launches Teachers' Education Programme
USAID Frontlines
January 12, 2012

For two decades, Mali has enjoyed remarkable political stability characterized by four rounds of peaceful presidential and legislative elections and the proliferation of civil society organizations and private media outlets. Yet, Mali remains one of the poorest countries in the world. To address this disparity, USAID works with the Government of Mali to engage local communities and improve basic service delivery in the northern regions through a wide range of activities.

A Collaborative Approach to Combating Instability in Northern Mali
November 22, 2011

Con el simpático ju'i, el sabio mbokaja, la bonita mainumby y la pequeña Naty, personajes de un programa de audio, más de 4 mil niños y niñas del preescolar de 134 escuelas de la Cordillera, desde este año aprenden ciencias exactas de una forma divertida, con juegos y actividades bajo la guía de sus profesores de grado.

Las matemáticas revolucionan en las escuelas de Cordillera
November 16, 2011

Somali youth are learning from the USAID sponsored soap opera 'Dab iyo Dahab' that being good at math is not the same as knowing how to manage a household budget or run a business. In English, the title means 'Fire and Gold.'

International Education Week: Somali Soap Opera Teaches Young People to Take Control of Their Finances
November 11, 2011

Recently, a five-year programme on Literacy, Language and Learning (L3) was launched by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with USAID (United States Agency for International Development) to enhance reading and mathematical skills from grades one to four. The programme will be carried out in conjunction with Education Development Center.

Rwanda: Early Learners Can Pave the Way for Rwanda's Stalling Reading and Writing Culture
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation
November 1, 2011

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – More than 1,000 parents who are members of various Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) and other concerned groups participated in the training on education improvement planning and implementation conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Parents, Mentors Join Education Development
October 31, 2011

About 2,600 youth yesterday successfully completed an intensive course in work-readiness skills under Akazi Kanoze, a skills training project.

2,600 Acquire Labour Market Skills
Embassy of the United States
October 28, 2011

AN PEDRO SULA - On October 27, Ambassador Lisa Kubiske visited the Padre Claret Outreach Center in San Pedro Sula, where youth can practice sports and arts and receive academic and job training, away from gangs, youth violence, and drugs. The centers also provide academic and job skills training to help youth acquire employment skills, and improve their academic performance in school and reduce school drop-outs.

Providing Real Alternatives for Youth