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.
Afghanistan: A Class Project Worthy of High Marks
This is one class assignment that the students in Mr. McElroy's third-grade class at Alameda Elementary School in Portland, Oregon would not mind repeating.
Lebanon: More Than a Typing Class
Through a collaborative effort between Schools Online (SOL) and Mercy Corps, twelve rural public schools in Lebanon have Internet Learning Centers and over 9360 students will be able to be trained on computer literacy and collaborative learning on the Internet
Afghanistan: Giving back by going back
He comes from a place called Sheen Kallay, or green village, but after fours years of drought there are only small patches of green near the southern Afghanistan hometown of Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti.
Afghanistan: Commentary: Don't miss opportunity to help Afghans' education
Being a refugee from Afghanistan has often gotten me attention. Since Sept. 11, the level of interest about my life and beliefs has risen exponentially. I am often asked to share my thoughts and experiences with others.
Lebanon: Forty Feet of Computers
On March 4, Mercy Corps will pack and ship a 40-foot container of computer systems to Lebanon as part of an ongoing program to increase access to technology for Lebanese youth and students.
Afghanistan: Mercy Corps distributes school and hospital supplies in Kabul, Afghanistan
From the hands of students in Issaquah, Washington to desks of children in Kabul, Afghanistan, a Mercy Corps relief mission is helping to deliver much needed aid while also bringing people together.
Pakistan: Field Update: Mercy Corps Preparing Large Refugee Transition Near Pakistan Border
Lebanon: New School, New Hope
Sharif Madi looked around at the Al Khayriyah elementary school and didn’t like what he saw. The floors were cracked, paint was peeling off the walls, windows allowed the cold and rain to come in, and the playground was not large enough for the school’s 157 students to run and play.
Kyrgyzstan: Pride in Hard Work
Alla Kulbeda is the director of the Krasnaya Rechka (Red River) Special Boarding School in northern Kyrgyzstan. The boarding school raises and educates orphans with "oligophrenia" - a disease that impairs a person's ability to think.
Tajikistan: Mercy Corps Program Sends Tajik Teachers Back to School
[Editor’s note: Portions of this article originally appeared in the newspaper, Kuliobskaya Pravda, on July 6, 2001.] Sixty high school economics teachers in Tajikistan are heading back to their classrooms this fall armed with a powerful weapon: increased knowledge.