Sustainable Schools for Refugees

In refugee camps across Jordan — which house just over half a million refugees — permanent schools are being built to help ensure children are able to succeed. The majority of refugees live in small, poorly built tents, but architects have partnered with nonprofits to design and implement new, innovative buildings that will not only last, but help improve livelihoods.

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Learning Goes Mobile in Lesotho

In Lesotho, only one in three children who start primary school end up completing secondary education. Repetition rates remain high, classrooms are crowded, and teaching resources are limited. Teachers are overburdened and do not have time to hand out homework assignments, resulting in low learning rates outside of the classroom. Sterio.me aims to address these challenges with their new mobile homework program.

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E-Readers Help Combat Illiteracy

The United Nations estimates that roughly 774 million people worldwide are illiterate, including nearly 123 million children. To address this, reading programs are desperately needed in schools. One of the major problems that schoolchildren throughout the Global South face is a severe lack of access to books. These are the issues at the heart of Worldreader’s programs. Worldreader is a …

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Contextualizing School Curricula to Daily Needs

  CARE Rwanda has been integrating new lessons into certain primary schools in rural areas of the country. The always innovative organization has partnered with 27 schools to add new modules into their curriculum that educate pupils on concepts of sustainable farming through the Farmers of the Future Initiative. Schools were given the equipment and assistance to start a garden. …

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Micro-Saving for Education

FINCA and the Private Education Development Network (PEDN) have been carrying out a small savings program with schools across Uganda to subsidize the costs of primary education. While Uganda guarantees universal primary education, it does so with prohibitive user fees that often lead to pupils dropping out and does little to off-set other costs. In response, Smoothing the Costs of …

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