Impacting Education through
Innovation and Growth

World Education empowers people through literacy and livelihoods trainings; uses technology to improve the quality of education at every level through curricula development, teacher support, and local partnerships; and develops interventions to help vulnerable youth as well as adults continue their educations and live healthier lives.

Our Mission in Action

World Education has supported 3,000 out of school children to get back into formal school in Ghana.
World Education has improved the lives of more than 13,000 people in Laos through disability inclusion education, health and rehabilitation services, and assistive technology.
Since 2002, World Education has removed more than 60,000 children from the worst forms of child labor.
World Education has provided professional development for more than 5,500 adult educators in 50 sates in in the last year.
World Education's Bantwana Initiative reaches more than 100,000 vulnerable children and their families each year.

In 2016, World Education launched 38 new projects including:

Let Girls Learn

World Education’s Let Girls Learn project is improving the enrollment and retention of adolescent girls in secondary school and influencing negative perceptions about the value of girls’ education through Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn program implemented by the Bantwana Initiative in 268 communities across Tanzania.

Workplace Education

World Education is providing workplace education in Massachusetts to enable front-line workers to develop work-related English language skills to do their jobs more effectively and grow their careers.

Adolescent Girls Empowerment

We are educating more than 4,400 pregnant girls, teen moms, and those at risk of becoming pregnant by reducing school dropout and empowering vulnerable adolescent girls to realize their DREAMS in Swaziland, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

Improving Literacy

World Education is applying literacy approaches in west Nepal through community programs that foster early-grade reading and math, and involve mothers in basic education and economic development.

Orphans and Vulnerable Children being taught at Kangoya GRACE (Grass Roots Alliance for Community Education) funded ECD centre, Kiambu. Kenya. Photo Robin Hammond/Panos. 19.09.11

World Education’s capacity to change lives comes from a vast network—individuals committed to high-quality education for all—with more than 730 staff working on 171 projects funded by 82 partners and supported by thousands of individual donors.

Thank you for advocating for the world’s most marginalized communities and helping protect everyone’s right to an education.

To view or download World Education’s 2016 annual report, please visit