IDD Media Coverage

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

May 24, 2010
Fatuma Mohamed, a youth from Garissa who started a salon through support from G-Youth and USAID. “I love decoration and anything that makes people beautiful so I decided to start a salon where I could employ the youth in my area.”

Fatuma’s Youth-Run Salon
May 21, 2010

This article follows earthquake-affected children and youth to safe spaces created by UNICEF and IDEJEN, once an EDC project and now an independent, Haitian non-profit organization.  “The centre is a godsend,” says one mother.

Child-friendly space in Haiti
Monday Developments Magazine
May 1, 2010

EDC’s Helen Boyle describes education in Islamic schools, with a focus on those in Africa. See page 32.

Tradition and Learning in Islamic Schools
The Rwanda Focus
April 15, 2010

In order to improve the supply side on the job market, RDB has initiated an internship program to give graduates a chance to gain professional experience. The internship program, coordinated by the Human and Institutional Capital Development department at RDB, has recently placed 230 graduates some 30 organizations that agreed to offer the recruits a six-month internship.

Internship Program to Give Graduates Working Skills
April 15, 2010

Haitian youth who lost everything in the earthquake look to rebuild their futures
USAID Frontlines
April 1, 2010

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Decades of civil war in Somalia have taken a toll on education, with primary schools shattered or closed, textbooks and other supplies ruined, and illiteracy soaring. Many young Somalis have joined street gangs and extremist groups. So when the opportunity for a free education arrived, children were ready to attend. Hamda Mohamed, an 8-year-old girl attending Daami Learning Center in Hargeisa, is one example. “Before joining this learning center, I did not know how to read and write,” she said. “I used to stay at home to help with housework. Today I can write a letter to someone.

Radio Classes Reach Somali Children
Education Week
March 18, 2010

EDC discusses the use of mobile technology, including cellphones and radio, to improve education in Africa. Projects in Zambia and Mali are highlighted, and staff members Rebecca Rhodes, Robert Spielvogel, and Lisa M. Easterbrooks are interviewed.

Mobile Devices Deliver Learning in Africa
March 12, 2010

From October 2009, USAID began a follow-on program to the Accelerated Learning Program PLUS (ALPP), called Core Education Skills for Liberian Youth (CESLY).

USAID Focus on Youth
February 22, 2010

UNICEF enlists the Haitian Out-of-School Youth Livelihood Initiative (known by its French acronym, IDEJEN), to construct 1,000 sanitary blocks, which include latrines, showers and handwashing facilities.

IDEJEN youth collaborate with UNICEF on relief efforts
Viva Paraguay
February 17, 2010

Los estudiantes de América Latina tienen resultados por debajo de otras regiones en el mundo en pruebas internacionales estandarizadas de matemática. A nivel preescolar, los estudios disponibles también indican que los niños de la región tienen resultados por debajo de los niños de otras regiones.