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South Sudan Educators Acquire Skills to Teach the New Nation

Gaga Simon shows his fellow teachers at Ligi Primary School how to make a lesson plan. Photo credit: Poni Allen

September 8 was International Literacy Day. Read a story of how USAID is advancing education in South Sudan. Read more >>

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Primary Education in Kenya: A Focus on Quality and Learning

If you close your eyes and listen to children playing in the schoolyard, it could be any elementary school in the world, but this is Ithange Primary School two hours east of Nairobi, Kenya, off the main highway down a red dirt road partly washed away by recent rains.

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Video of the Week: Education in Ghana

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USAID Ghana is committed to cutting illiteracy in half in the next 5 years. Read more >>

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Educate Girls, Develop Nations

A young female student in Alma Village, southern Ethiopia. Photo credit: Susan Liebold

Education is a silver bullet for empowering women and girls worldwide. Read more >>

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New Learn-to-Read Method in Yemen Shows Early Promise

Students at the Aisha School. Photo credit: Emily Walker, USAID

USAID’s partnership with Yemen’s Ministry of Education and local governments is making education more accessible to Yemeni children. Read more >>

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Improving Education in South Sudan

A group of students. Photo credit: Karl Grobl, Education Development Center

With USAID assistance, primary school enrollment in South Sudan has increased from approximately 300,000 students in 2000 to 1.4 million in 2012. Read more >>

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In Congo, Helping Children Catch Up in the Classroom

Leontina and Ester during their first week of school in more than four years. Until recently the girls were among an estimated 7.6 million Congolese children who do not attend school. They are now making up for lost time in an accelerated learning program run by the International Rescue Committee. Photo credit: Sinziana Demian, IRC

International Rescue Committee and USAID are helping 1,100 boys and girls in Congo catch up on their studies at the primary level and work toward admissions to secondary school. Read more >>

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Increasing Access to Education in Northern Nigeria

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Through its Northern Education Initiative, USAID is working in Nigeria to strengthen state and local governments’ capacity to deliver basic education service. Read more >>

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1,000 Days to Reach the Millennium Development Goals

These schoolchildren in Aqaba, Jordan, are beneficiaries of the Jordan Schools Program and Education Reform Support Program, both funded by USAID to support the Jordanian Ministry of Education’s reform efforts in improving the quality of education in the country. Photo credit: Jill Meeks, Creative Associates International

What USAID is doing to ensure that by 2015 children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. Read more >>

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