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.
All stories about Education
Central African Republic: How farmers can keep their kids in school January 27, 2009
A better harvest leads to a better education for the next generation.
West Bank and Gaza: Connections To Crisis January 7, 2009
When Cara Van Goder-Lasof's students returned to school from winter break, she had some sad news for them. One of the students from Gaza that they'd gotten to know over the previous months was dead.
Sudan: Teaching English as an opportunity October 15, 2008
Blue Nile State is one of three contested areas between the north and the south of Sudan. Its diversity makes education – what is being taught to children and how it is being taught – a crucial issue.
Kyrgyzstan: Teaching street kids a lesson October 15, 2008
In Kyrgyzstan, it is estimated that between 2,000 to 15,000 children work in order to help support their families economically. Most of these children do not go to school regularly.
China: Turnabout July 30, 2008
I interviewed them for a half-hour, and then they interviewed me for an hour. And I think they asked the tougher questions.
China: The World's Youngest Principal July 15, 2008
When I think about our first day distributing hygiene kits to displaced earthquake survivors, I will most remember the bravery of a 17-year-old school principal.
Sudan: Cementing a Fragile Peace June 9, 2008
By any measure, Sudan is a country in crisis.
India: Styling a better future April 10, 2008
The eight kilometers that Sonia and Rima bike each day from their homes on the Maud Tea Estate might seem like a short ride, especially to seasoned cyclists.
India: Pay Dirt April 10, 2008
Moni Das's village has no name. It's simply referred to as Line 10, Deohall Division, Deohall Tea Estate, Assam. It is a microcosm of life inside Assam's estate fences: anonymous, hidden among acre upon acre of tea bushes and existing solely to serve the needs of the estate.
India: A Different Kind of Teatime April 10, 2008
Dibrugarh is called India's tea city. But for some people, teatime is about hardship and inequality rather than a pause for relaxation.