Working toward a quality education for all.


Let’s talk about bathrooms

by Katherine Surko , 

I’ve always taken them for granted, and have just assumed that whenever I go to school, a restaurant, or any other public space, that there would be a clean, private, easily accessible facility. I never really thought about how my life would be different if I didn’t have access to a bathroom, and I never took into consideration the critical role they play in our everyday lives or how they affect access education.

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Access to Education and Hope: The Solukhumbu Girls Hostel

by Sarah Andrews, 

Growing up in her remote Nepalese village, located deep within the Solukhumbu (Everest) Region, Ngaki faced many hardships common among girls in Nepal who endeavor to go to school. The rural location of her village combined with the realities of her day-to-day life led Ngaki to wonder and worry about her future. She often doubted that it was possible for a girl in her circumstance to get an education.

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Education Doesn’t End after the 8th Grade—Filling Education Gaps in Rural Kenya

Turk Pipkin, 

For the past weeks, I've been traveling across Kenya, checking on our partner projects that were chosen to fill education gaps in rural Kenyan schools. At Daaba Primary in dry and dusty Samburu - where we first saw outdoor classrooms at blackboards under trees and watched young boys climb into a dangerous 40' well to fill water jugs for the school - my heart soared as we toured beautiful new stone classrooms and as the kids drank and filled their jugs from the new solar-powered well. Thanks to partnerships with multiple support groups, Daaba Primary now has 8 permanent classrooms and 250 students, half of them girls - a big change for a traditional Turkana community where girls have never had an opportunity for education.

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Connect To Learn Works with Teachers to Integrate Technology into Classrooms

Tara Stafford, 

Coming off the heels of the Broadband Commission's recent report on the importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education, writing about Connect To Learn's work with our ICT in Education Impact Study in Kenya and Uganda couldn't feel more relevant. The Study, which addresses several of the key recommendations outlined in the report, was designed to deepen Connect To Learn's work connecting secondary school teachers and students - especially girls - to quality education resources and learning opportunities using ICT.

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Why Girls’ Education in Malawi?

Leah Crenson, 

"Why girls' education?" and "why Malawi?" are some of the most common questions we hear at AGE Africa. In light of recent events such as the world's celebration of International Day of the Girl and the tragic shooting of Malala Yousafzai for attending school, one thing is clear: more people need to know exactly and with no shadow of a doubt why girls education, primary, secondary and beyond is so important.

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Education: The Greatest Gift

Casey Murphey and Jenna Lenskold, 

The holidays are in full swing - sweater season has begun and the streets are lined with people holding their steaming cups of hot chocolate! You may be thinking about what gifts you should buy for your family and friends. Perhaps Suzy wants the latest smartphone and the hottest new toy is on the top of Billy's Santa list. But what about the more intangible gifts many of us have already been lucky to receive and can still give to others?

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