IDD Media Coverage

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

November 2, 2010

The Learning World series on euronews, Europe's leading international television news channel, features EDC's work in Zanzibar training preschool teachers via the radio. The episode highlights how EDC has helped increase preschool access and improve student learning in the region. (EDC coverage begins at 5:13)

'Teaching the tricks of the trade' (video)
October 18, 2010

USAID/East Africa’s newsletter features a young woman who earned a job thanks to support from Shaqodoon, an EDC-led program that provides livelihood skills to Somali youth. See “Only Two Mentoring Sessions Can Make Miracles Happen!”, page 2.

The Drum Beat
October 4, 2010

The applications of distance education are broadly focused, so this representation only scratches the surface. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) book "Learning to Live Together: Using Distance Education for Community Peacebuilding" includes a range of projects that have been applying open and distance learning (ODL) approaches to involve many of the people most affected by conflict in being part of its prevention, mitigation, and resolution.

The Drum Beat Issue 561
Philippine Daily Inquirer
September 25, 2010

The Education Quality and Access for Learning and Livelihood Skills (EQuALLS2) Project of the Philippine government and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is introducing the BERC system to four communities in Lutayan to encourage the community members to actively participate in improving the quality of education in their village.

B’laan elder sings for quality education
September 10, 2010

USAID/Liberia's Core Education Skills for Liberian Youth (CESLY) project is working with teachers, students and parents to promote a culture of reading and improve reading achievement in Liberia. Through a range of interrelated and mutually supporting interventions, CESLY attempts to stimulate and promote the culture of reading among older children and youth participating in accelerated learning and nonformal education at Liberian primary schools.

USAID: Education Week 2010
Heritage Liberia
September 8, 2010

The US Government, through the Agency for International Development (USAID), is actively involved in improving Liberia’s literacy rates through programs that directly support the Government of Liberia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy and Education Sector Plan.

U.S. Supports Liberia’s Educational Sector
August 25, 2010

Port-au-Prince: The first school built under an innovative public-private partnership was opened today by the Digicel Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

IDEJEN youth help build schools in Haiti
Sun.Star Zamboanga
August 1, 2010

A TOTAL of 303 out-of-school youths (OSYs) from various villages in the upland town of Upi in Maguindanao graduated with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) certificates in vocational courses.

Out-of-school youths finish vocational courses
July 9, 2010

EDC is part of a new, expanded effort to improve teacher training in vocational and technical schools in Cyprus. This new program builds on EDC’s successful Workforce Initiative for Skills and Education (WISE) program, which was implemented from 2006–2007.

Active Teaching in Cyprus
July 1, 2010

Karl Grobl, photojournalist blogs about his assignment for the Southern Sudan Interactive Radio Instruction (SSIRI) program. View photos and video here.