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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Iraq: Iraq's women: worth the risk
Iraq's contentious election has tied its political system in knots. But this isn't stopping Mercy Corps from pursuing one of its main objectives there: making women's voices heard.
Tajikistan: Where the road ends
After four hours of winding through bumpy dirt roads heading east from the capital of Tajikistan — Dushanbe — hugging mountain sides with sharp drop-offs to a rushing river, you'll find yourself in Gharm. It's a small, conservative town by most standards.
United States: Mercy Corps Action Center aims to educate
Global Citizen Corps leaders act locally and connect globally to end poverty!
On June 22, we had the very exciting privilege of witnessing the true power of technology and an excellent example of our ability to take action locally as see the impact globally!
Haiti: A youthful vision for a new Haiti
Harnessing the energy of young people is instrumental in rebuilding a stronger Haiti. Our youth programs put that belief into action by addressing young people’s unique psychosocial needs and investing in their development.
"Now I know what to do if it happens again"
It’s been a marathon of logistics and preparations, but we are now bringing our tailored-for-Chile version of Mercy Corps workshops to some 800 boys and girls in the towns of Talcahuano, Penco, Coronel, Hualpén, San Pedro de la Paz
Central African Republic: Taking a step forward to protect women's rights
Our women’s legal support project is beginning after the baseline study that we completed on women’s rights violations showed the extent of violence that women across the country face.
Haiti: The art of youth development
I came to Haiti as someone who believes in seeing challenges — such as a conflict or natural disaster — as opportunities to identify and leverage large-scale social transformation.
Haiti: Helping teachers and kids recover in Port-au-Prince
In the car with Sandrine and Magdala, two of our talented trainers in Comfort for Kids, our program designed to teach adults ways to help address the post-earthquake psychosocial needs of children. We’re on our way to the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.
Indonesia: Growing with Kedai Balitaku
I believe that helping people to sell nutritious foods for children is the best strategy to ensure sustainability.