IDD Media Coverage

Find out about EDC’s international development work around the world from these local and international news outlets.
January 29, 2010

Last summer, in Hargeisa, Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Abdullah, 22, received a life-changing note—by way of a text message. A local government internship was available, read the young man who’d never had a job. “I went straight to the nearest Internet café and applied for the internship,” recalls Abdullah.

When Text Messages Change Lives
November 13, 2009

In the blog Worldly Boston, EDC's book fair in the Philippines is lauded by Hillary Clinton.

Clinton lauds Newton group's Philippines project
Philippine Daily Inquirer
August 30, 2009

EDC’s Education Quality and Access for Learning and Livelihood Skills (EQuALLS2) project is providing schools in conflict-affected areas of the Philippines with free textbooks.

Free books bring fun, hope to Sulu teachers
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks)
July 16, 2009

EDC's Brenda Barrett discusses our efforts in the Southeast Asian country of Timor-Leste to provide youth with opportunities to learn and use job skills.

TIMOR-LESTE: Grappling with youth unemployment
The Christian Science Monitor
July 5, 2009

At the campus of the Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme (URDT), girls learn how to take hold of their own future, teach their parents key skills, and make "Yes, We Can" more than just a campaign slogan in a faraway land. Financial literacy and training are key to youth employment in Uganda, says EDC’s David James-Wilson.

African academy empowers youths
USAID Frontlines
November 30, 2008

EDC’s Feysal Osman discusses the use of radio to provide educational and life skills information to hard-to-reach learners around the world.

Radio Instruction Reaches Thousands in Developing Countries
The Communication Initiative Network
September 16, 2008

A summary and rating of Tanzania's Radio Instruction to Strengthen Education (RISE) Project.

Radio Instruction to Strengthen Education (RISE) Project
BBC News
July 16, 2008

EDC is using English language radio lessons to reach students in the Indian state of Bihar.

English radio lessons a hit in India
Jordan Times
July 3, 2008

EDC’s Daniel Light was in Amman, Jordan to renew the Jordan Education Initiative (JEI). The Queen of Jordan praised the JEI’s continued ability to draw more partners from around the world five years after its launch, serving as a testament to the initiative’s success.

Queen Rania launches second stage of Jordan Education Initiative
Philippine Daily Inquirer
June 22, 2008

EDC’s EQUALLS 2 Project in the Philippines will help build classrooms and rehabilitate old school buildings in the region of Mindanao, with $2.5-million in new funds from the US Agency for International Development.

US pledges $2.5M for classrooms in Mindanao