Submitted by Angela Stephens, USAID/LPA Following more than two decades of civil war, southern Sudan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. The areas in Sudan’s north-south border zone also suffered greatly during the war, including Blue Nile state, bordering Ethiopia. Girls have been disproportionately affected, with lower rates of literacy and [...]
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Check out USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discussing education on International Literacy Day. Visit our Education Week page for more information and updates on USAID’s literacy and education programs around the world.
Submitted by Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY-18) As we recognize the vital role education plays worldwide during Education Week at USAID, we must commit to redouble our efforts to ensure a quality education for all children. Basic education is not a luxury we can afford to do without in tough times, but rather an essential part [...]
Submitted by: Rebecca Winthrop Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution On the occasion of International Literacy Day and USAID’s Education Week, I wanted to address the fact that so many school children in developing countries are not learning to read in the vital first few years of primary school. Failing [...]
Submitted by Lela Jakovlevski and Alexander Woods, USAID/Macedonia Roma Education Project The five Roma Education Centers in Skopje, Kumanovo, and Prilep are always buzzing with activity. Each day, four groups of children arrive for two hours at a time for after-school lessons, educational games, and important socializing. The younger children focus on literacy, numeracy, and Macedonian practice [...]