IDD Media Coverage

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

February 24, 2011

For five years, EDC has helped the government of Zanzibar improve the quality of and access to early childhood education. The United States Agency for International Development reports on the celebration in which Zanzibar's Ministry of Education and Vocational Training formally took over the "highly successful Zanzibar Teacher Upgrading by Radio Project".

USAID Partners to bring Innovative Training for Preschool Teachers to Zanzibar
January 28, 2011

PBS' IdeaLab website features a new text messaging service available to listeners of Sudan Radio Service. Listeners can now laud programs, pan them, or ask the service directly for desired content.

SRS Solicits Feedback via Text Messaging
Times of India
January 20, 2011

VARANASI: 'Sa vidya ya vimuktaye' - Learning is the liberating force in human development. Following this concept, some Muslim girls like Tabassum Bano, Tarannum and Rubina of Sajoi, a nondescript village in Araziline block on Varanasi-Bhadohi route, are writing a new script of community development.

Setbacks fail to subdue their spirit
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
January 13, 2011

YouthBuild International is proud to announce the launch of YouthBuild IDEJEN Rebuilding Academy, a major initiative in partnership with a highly respected Haitian non-profit, IDEJEN. Together we will mobilize 9,000 Haitian young people over the next five years to play a leading role in rebuilding their earthquake-devastated nation. Young people will work and be trained at 12 centers located in urban and rural locations across Haiti.

YouthBuild IDEJEN rebuilding academy launches in Haiti
January 2, 2011

JUBA, Sudan–Sudan Radio Service has provided in-depth daily coverage of Southern Sudan since 2003, when Sudan watchers from Nairobi to Nebraska relied on the insights of Sudanese reporters from SRS who followed the north-south peace talks in Naivaisha, Kenya. Nearly six years after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed in Kenya, SRS has moved its headquarters from Nairobi to Juba and set up an impressive facility enabling them to broadcast to the Sudanese people from the southern capital.

“Speaking to the people”: Sudan Radio Service is now live from Juba
Nation Online - Malawi
December 24, 2010

Every weekday, on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Radio 2FM, between 8am and 9:30am, a voice is aired, projecting a classroom set up, giving instructions to teachers and students.

This is Tikwere Radio Programme, a component of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, introduced to support the methodology of the new primary curriculum, Primary Curriculum Assessment Reform (PCAR).

TIkwere Radio Programme showing fruits

December 14, 2010

Washington Post reporter Rebecca Hamilton posted this blog entry about the launch of Sudan Radio Service's new FM station in Juba.

98.6 SRS FM launch
December 6, 2010

The U.S. and the Lebanese education ministry announced on Monday preparations for the launching of a project that aims to improve student achievement in all Lebanese public schools, the U.S. embassy said in a statement.

Preparations to Launch D-RASATI Project
Times of India
December 1, 2010

Speaking English was once like a dream for the underprivileged children in the state. Their dream has now become a reality. Bangalore-based NGO, Education Development Centre (EDC), the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Bihar Education Project (BEP) in collaboration with All India Radio have started an interactive radio programme `English is fun'.

Teaching English through the radio
The New Times
November 30, 2010

An American Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Education Development Centre (EDC), has launched a four-year project meant to empower Rwandan youth seeking jobs. The project called Akazi kanoze/a youth livelihood, will work on securing the youth opportunities in various private and public institutions, according to the president of the NGO, Luther S. Luedtke.

Akazi Kanoze youth placement program launched