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Posted by The IRC on April 15th, 2015
This week, schools begin to reopen for the country’s 1.8 million schoolchildren: a sign of life edging back to normal after the Ebola epidemic. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on March 4th, 2015
The Ebola outbreak, which has left more than 9,000 people dead, forced schools across Sierra Leone and Liberia to close for almost a year. As children head back to class, here are four ways to keep them safe from Ebola. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on February 17th, 2015
Schools in Sierra Leone will reopen March 30, while neighboring Liberia welcomed back its students this week. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 16th, 2014
The International Rescue Committee condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s attack on a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 10th, 2014
The war in Syria forced Monther to abandon his education and flee to Jordan with his family. His journey in going back to school as a refugee was a struggle, but Monther was determined to defeat the hurdles. Here's his story. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on December 4th, 2014
Meet three young Syrian refugees living in Turkey who dream of nothing more than to get the education they deserve. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 31st, 2014
Opera singer Danielle de Niese visited IRC's education work in Tanzania where she met some eager students with big dreams and ambitions. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 17th, 2014
On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we share a story about Mekonnen Tareka, a Eritrean refugee aspiring to become a business owner. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 10th, 2014
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai and Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 today for their dedication to voicing the right of education for all. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 5th, 2014
A photo share from Islamabad, Pakistan in honor of World teacher's Day. The IRC and our partners are working to hone the instruction skills of thousands of reading teachers in Pakistan. more »