World Education Celebrates International Women’s Day 2010


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This slide show highlights some of World Education’s projects that improve women’s education around the globe.

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World Education Celebrates International Women’s Day 2010

  1. 1. World Education Celebrates International Women’s Day 2010
  2. 2. Supporting Women Through Education <ul><li>March 8, 2010 marks the 99th anniversary of International Women's Day, a time to increase awareness and take action on issues that confront women around the world every day. </li></ul><ul><li>This slideshow highlights some of World Education’s projects that improve women’s education around the globe. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>World Education works with the Batonga Foundation in Mali and Benin to connect girls with volunteer mentors who encourage their success in school and teach them about important personal health topics, including HIV. </li></ul>Supporting Women as Role Models
  4. 4. Empowering Women in Nepal <ul><li>In rural Nepal, women do not have access to credit from banks. </li></ul><ul><li>With the Resunga Mahala Project World Education has helped more than 17,000 women develop skills that increase their self-sufficiency. Finance and literacy training, and savings and credit groups have helped women with limited formal education gain independence. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>World Education developed the Transitions to College and Careers project, a model for helping women with limited education enter and succeed in college programs that prepare them for high-growth jobs, enabling them to earn family-sustaining wages. </li></ul>Assisting Women from College to Career in New England
  6. 6. Improving Women’s Literacy in Egypt <ul><li>Through the Egypt Education Reform Program, World Education teaches mothers how to read which empowers them to become more involved in their children’s education. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Keeping Girls in School in West Africa <ul><li>World Education implements the Ambassadors Girls Scholarship Program (AGSP) in 12 countries, providing more than 30,000 disadvantaged girls with scholarships to cover the costs of their education. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Prevention Education and Support in India <ul><li>Through the South India Girl Child Initiative , World Education improves girls access to education, and decreases their vulnerability to sexual exploitation and abuse to help them become healthy, successful women. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Providing Resources for Adult Learning in the U.S. <ul><li>Through the New England Literacy Resource Center , World Education produces practical, state-of-the-art publications that document promising practices for practitioners focused on bringing social justice issues to adult education. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Girls’ Education in Nepal <ul><li>The Girls Access To Education (GATE) P rogram integrates traditional school curricula with basic life skills information such as reproductive and family health to apply to their everyday lives. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Educating Displaced Women in Thailand Through the SHIELD project, World Education supports local women’s organizations to provide adult literacy classes for Burmese migrant and refugee women. Photo by Tim Syrota
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