How We Help: Snapshots of Progress

From empowering people through literacy and livelihoods training to developing interventions that help vulnerable youth and adults continue their education and live healthier lives, 2017 was a year full of progress across World Education’s programs.


Improving Access to Education for Girls in Nepal

Over 20 years, World Education has helped more than 120,000 out-of-school girls with education and empowerment programs in Nepal, including more than 9,000 out-of-school girls in 2017.

Nepal students use a tablet.
Harnessing Technology to Improve Early-Grade Literacy in Cambodia

World Education’s innovative information and communication technology tools and digitized resources in early-grade literacy have supported more than 75,000 students and trained more than 3,000 teachers.

Two young cambodian students work on a problem on a chalkboard.

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Empowering Employees with Workplace Education

Employees at the Boston Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center and Sidekim Foods have participated in more than 4,000 hours of workplace education classes. More than 90% of participating employees reported that the program has helped them achieve their goal of improving their English communication skills.

Seaport Hotel workplace education program.


Fostering Literacy Through Community Libraries in Mozambique

World Education has provided literacy training, books, and technical support to Peace Corps volunteers and their communities through the Mozambique (Peace Corps) Community Library Program. To date, World Education has established 60 community libraries, trained 118 facilitators, reached 2,543 children, provided 64,526 books, 230 educational posters, 60 USB drives with materials and training manuals, and 60 art material kits.

A child reads a loud a book for a community in Mozambique.
Reaching Out-of-School and Vulnerable Adolescent Girls

World Education’s Bantwana Initiative’s DREAMS Innovation Challenge project has reached more than 2,000 girls in Tanzania, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe with educational support and clinical services in the past year alone.

Tanzanian students posing for a photo.

This and every year, we recognize that our work is not done alone. We want to thank our staff, partners, and individual donors for their ongoing support and for advocating for the world’s most marginalized communities.

To learn more read our 2017 Annual Report.