IDD Media Coverage

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

October 21, 2011

The facilities were impeccable, the students were learning from enthusiastic teachers, and the school had the strong support of parents and its surrounding community. This is not a school in the United States, but rather the school I’m describing is the Sedati Gede 2 primary school, located in Sidoarjo district in the Indonesian province of East Java, where the Indonesian government has partnered with USAID.

New Teaching Methods and Resources Transform Indonesian School
October 13, 2011

Charlie Northrip was born in Florida, but he considers himself an Alaskan. He relocated to the 49th state to pursue a career in public broadcasting—drawn in by the rugged landscape and spirit of self-reliance.

Northrip now serves as EDC’s programming advisor for the USAID-funded, independent Sudan Radio Service (SRS) and Darfur News and Information Service (DNIS), which provide objective news, information, and civic education to South Sudan and Darfur, Sudan.

Staff Spotlight: Charlie Northrip
Higher Colleges of Technology
October 10, 2011

The Higher Colleges of Technology is forging close ties with the people of Somalia, as it works to implement steps to improve the standard of education in the troubled nation.

HCT Reaches Out to Help Improve Education Levels in Somalia
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation
October 5, 2011

The Education Quality and Access for Learning and Livelihood Skills Phase 2 (EQuALLS2) project continues to gain momentum in its quest to improve the quality of teaching implemented by teachers assigned in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.

Mindanao Education Plan Gains Thrust
USAID Frontlines
September 1, 2011

One of USAID’s most important tools in raising literacy and improving learning in South Sudan is radio—the medium that reaches the broadest segment of the population of more than 8 million. USAID uses radio-based learning not only to provide teachers with lessons they can present to their students but also to reach non-traditional, generally older students who may not have had the opportunity to attend school.

In a New Nation, Building the Education Basics
GBI Portal
July 8, 2011

Victor Lugala first knew he wanted to be a journalist when his father died.

His inheritance of treasured books and a radio heightened Lugala’s interest in listening and reading stories, recognizing that telling stories link people in power to the ordinary person.

South Sudan Radio Service Informs and Empowers
Somaliland Press
June 22, 2011

Upon visiting two EDC projects and another project for Somalis, the United States Agency for International Development's Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa is "thrilled to see what USAID and the Somali people have achieved together".

USAID Somali Visit
May 26, 2011

EDC's Ruwwad Palestinian Youth Empowerment Project celebrated young people's environmental leadership in Al Bireh, Ramallah. The event highlighted ways in which youth, with support from Ruwwad, are leading their communities in efforts to address the lack of garbage disposal, reduce water consumption, prevent the release of sewage in the streets, and more.

Palestinian Youth Showcase Environmental Activism
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks)
May 26, 2011

Young women and men in Garowe, Somalia, are acquiring the skills to get jobs and "contribute to the well-being of the community". IRIN profiles one of EDC's many local partners in Shaqodoon, the Somalia Youth Livelihood Program.

Shaqodoon in IRIN
Times of India
March 7, 2011

An awakening is in the offing in India's Varanasi district. EDC helps young women improve education and livelihoods for other young women through a grass-roots effort.

Empowering Grass-Roots Society