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
West Bank and Gaza: A Girls’ Vocational School Provides Opportunities to More than Just Girls June 15, 2004
West Bank and Gaza: Investing in Dura's Future June 8, 2004
Mercy Corps is making a difference in the troubled West Bank by building schools that impart hope for the future.
United States: Healing Children Through Creative Therapy May 17, 2004
Afghanistan: Curing the blindness of Afghanistan's illiteracy June 5, 2003
"He walked into my office last year in April and told me, to my surprise, that he was quitting even though his contract was not about to end," remembers Joerg Denker, Senior Program Manager for Mercy Corps in North Afghanistan.
Afghanistan: The Strange World of Kabul April 23, 2003
Kyrgyzstan: The Pearl of Kyrgyzstan April 7, 2003
The village of Ornok sits on the touristy northern shores of Lake Issyk Kul, the so-called "The Pearl of Kyrgyzstan."
Kyrgyzstan: Global Food for Education April 7, 2003
In October 2001, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded Mercy Corps a Global Food for Education program, which aims to mobilize and strengthen community involvement in education, and improve access to education for children living throughout Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan: The Determined Man of Kurbuu March 27, 2003
Abdysh Asaev is an old man, well past the age of retirement. By rights, he should be sitting back and letting other people help him while he simply dispenses age-old wisdom. But Adbysh Asaev is no ordinary old man.
Kyrgyzstan: An Extraordinary Businesswoman Works to Improve the Lives of Orphans February 24, 2003
Klara isn't an ordinary businesswoman, but that's what we all thought she was when she started buying flour donated by the U.S Department of Agriculture in Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
Georgia: Disabled Learn New Skills at Georgia Club February 12, 2003
Tinatin Bregvadze, a mother and grandmother of three in Gori, Georgia, became permanently disabled as a result of injuries received while she was being robbed but that hasn't stopped her from leading a full life and helping others.