Education is the foundation of progress, but it is often interrupted by extreme poverty, war and other crises. As a result, individuals and their communities often can't reach their full potential.
Mercy Corps works to bring access to education to women and men of all ages and economic groups to help ensure a better future for all.
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Uganda: What is public health? November 11, 2009
One of the things that people often ask is "What is public health?" I used to say, "everything," without much conviction.
Indonesia: Morning mood November 9, 2009
I’ve never considered myself a morning person. I keep telling people how my brain works better after the sun goes down but, really, I think my main problem simply lies in the waking-up-early-morning part.
Indonesia: The drawbacks of women’s equality November 5, 2009
Kyrgyzstan: Getting creative with nutrition for Kyrgyz kindergarteners October 20, 2009
Central African Republic: Standing up for their futures September 26, 2009
I went to spend the afternoon with one of Mercy Corps’ partners for the Women’s Empowerment Program in a slum area on the outskirts of Bangui. The group is called Terrespoir, which translates to Land and Hope.
Central African Republic: Fighting for their homes September 25, 2009
In the Central African Republic (CAR), women’s rights here are few, and the enforcement of the laws is almost non-existent. Most women are not even aware they have many rights. In a country where almost 70 percent of women cannot read, this is not surprising.
Jordan: Jordan's Queen visits Mercy Corps disability-rights project September 17, 2009
Jordan's Queen Rania recently visited a school where we're helping mainstream children with disabilities.
Zimbabwe: Shipping books to Zimbabwe schools September 15, 2009
It's hard to learn in Africa's schools without a basic textbook. A recent UNICEF study in Zimbabwe reported there can be as few as one textbook for as many as 40 students in schools there — if there are any textbooks at all.
Somalia: Fixing Somalia's schools September 4, 2009
With a current population of 1,140 pupils and 11 classrooms — with virtually no land for expansion — Biyo Dhacay Primary School has labored under appalling infrastructure and facilities.
Iraq: Before it was like I was blind August 31, 2009
Since 2003, Mercy Corps has worked to improve the lives of millions of people in Iraq. Our largest program is in the south of the country, and focuses on community building and good governance.