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Despite Ongoing Education Programs, Illiteracy Still High Among Afghan Recruits

The United States has committed $200 million towards literacy programs for members of the Afghan army. The programs will continue to fund classes sponsored by the US and NATO. Almost 400,000 troops have attended literacy classe...
by Alex Leedom


US and Pakistan Announce Pakistan Reading Project

On Feb. 13, the United States and Pakistan announced a new joint venture, the Pakistan Reading Project, a five-year, $160 million plan to improve the reading skills of 3.2 million children throughout the country. The project ai...
by Alex Leedom


British Council Lauds Omani Schools for International Education

Earlier this month, seven schools in Oman were recognized by the British Council, an international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations, for participating in the “Connecting Classrooms Project.”...
by Alex Leedom



UNICEF Report Details Effects of Syrian Civil War on Children

The Syrian Civil War has displaced more than two million refugees, putting an immense burden on the infrastructure—educational and otherwise—of many of its neighbors. A new UNICEF report, issued on 13 December, 2013, descri...
by Alex Leedom


Report Reveals Low Literacy in Tanzania’s Schools

A new report on the findings of the Uwezo Learning Survey in Tanzania has found that literacy and numeracy in Tanzanian schools are lagging far behind expected levels. Around 85% of third graders in public schools are unable to...
by Carla Drumhiller


DFID Launches Education Program to Reach Marginalized Children in Ghana

The Department for International Development (DFID) has partnered with the government of Ghana to offer a new education program to marginalized children. The Complementary Basic Education (CBE) program will target out of school...
by Carla Drumhiller



Literacy for Anywhere

We’ve got a new program in the works! A full, professionally developed, series of leveled readers for primary students that can be downloaded, translated, and printed, for free! Check out our video above, and donate to, l...
by Michael Jones


Pakistan’s Education System Stagnant and Full of Corruption

Despite multiple federal and international grants and programs, 1.97 billion dollars between 1997 and 2012, the literacy rate in Pakistan has only slightly improved in that time. Today, over half of the country’s children age...
by Aanchal Narang


Pakistan Observes International Literacy Day

This year, Pakistan observed International Literacy Day on Sunday, September 8th, with vows to increase government spending on education, ramp up efforts to enroll the country’s 25 million out-of-school children, and increas...
by Carla Drumhiller