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
Kyrgyzstan: The Pearl of Kyrgyzstan
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
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: An Extraordinary Businesswoman Works to Improve the Lives of Orphans
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
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.
School Repair Projects Inspire Uzbek Communities to Action
Hope at the End of the Road
An Education in Healthier Lifestyles
Kosovo: A power to change lives
Mercy Corps' Healthy Community Initiatives in Kosovo is working to improve the health of Kosovars through strengthening health knowledge and advocacy skills at village level and strengthening the ability of the Municipalities - four in northern and central Kosovo - to provide good quality care th
Back to the Future
It is not difficult for Ismet Sacirovic to envision what he wants the school in his hometown Mur in southern Serbia to become.
Working Together to Improve Education in Eritrea
Eritrea, located in the Horn of Africa, gained its independence in 1991. Years of war left Eritrea without even the most basic educational resources.