TTL aides Lusaka schools with literature

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In August, USAID Time to Learn Zambia (TTL) donated learning and teaching materials, along with clothing to students of the St. Patrick’s School in Lusaka. TTL supports community schools, which enroll the most economically disadvantaged children who struggle with both psychosocial and academic issues. 

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Youth Program Celebrates Success In Mali

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In rural Mali, thousands of young people have gained the skills, knowledge, and tools to improve their lives and bolster their communities thanks to the USAID-funded Mali Out-of-School Youth project (PAJE-Nièta).

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EDC Delivers Services Despite Ebola Crisis

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As Ebola rages across West Africa, nongovernmental organizations such as EDC are finding creative ways to continue to deliver programming. Lisa Hartenberger Toby discusses the importance of education and how radio can be used as a teaching tool when it is unsafe to gather in classrooms.

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EDC to Begin Early Literacy Program in Rwanda

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The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded EDC $22 million over five years to assist the Ministry of Education in Rwanda in creating new national standards for literacy and numeracy. EDC will implement the Literacy, Language, and Learning Initiative, to be known as L3, which also aims to improve education in grades 1 to 4.

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Fire and Gold: Helping Somali Youth Make Wise Financial Decisions

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Where there are no functioning banks, no interest charged or paid, and financial transactions can involve bartered bags of salt or sugar left for nomadic dairy farmers at a desert crossroads, what does financial literacy mean? Young Somali men and women are finding out thanks to an innovative program of Education Development Center.

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The Extra Mile

Around the world, teachers go to great lengths to deliver education

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Despite such challenges as ongoing civil conflicts or severe poverty, teachers around the world go the extra mile (in some cases, literally) to educate their students. EDC is there to help.

Says Milwida Guevara, who works with EDC in the Philippines, “Teachers intertwine their lives with the lives of these youth because they believe education can change lives. Without them, I don’t see how we could make a difference in the lives of so many youth.”

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