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
Nepal: Meet Sarmila: Overcoming challenges to stay in school September 2, 2014
Sarmila is from the poorest caste in Nepal, but she's on track to graduate 10th grade. Learn how we help Sarmila and other marginalised girls stay in school.
Somalia: Helping build a new generation of female teachers August 26, 2014
In Somalia, most adolescent girls aren't in school. A severe lack of female teachers is part of the problem, but Mercy Corps has created a 2-year teacher training programme for young women who want to help.
Jordan, Syria: Getting Syria's most vulnerable children to school March 15, 2014
Children with disabilities can easily fall through the cracks during the upheaval of war. We're making sure kids like Hayam have their needs met to continue their education as refugees.
China: Kindergartens at heart of post-earthquake recovery October 9, 2013
School supplies are helping schools reopen while we train educators how to better prepare for the next emergency.
South Sudan: Building schools in a new nation October 3, 2013
Education here ranks among the lowest in the world. In this beautiful footage, see the safe classrooms we've built, and the children who are getting a new chance to learn.
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Q+A: How we're protecting Syrian refugee kids August 20, 2013
Our child protection expert in Jordan and Lebanon explains what their life is like and what Mercy Corps is doing to keep them safe.
Ethiopia: Behind the camera: What it feels like for a girl March 13, 2013
Photographer Joni Kabana's visit with Kuye reveals a girl ready to take on the world — and show what education can do.
Ethiopia: A Girl Can: Kuye's Story March 8, 2013
Mercy Corps scholarships help girls like Kuye complete high school in Ethiopia — and spread the power of their education through family, community and country. See what a girl can do.
South Sudan: Helping Kids Heal: A school for Marsa October 4, 2012
Marsa and her family have resettled in South Sudan after years as refugees, but the basics of learning are still missing.
South Sudan: Fighting for an education August 16, 2012
Ten-year-old Zenaib is excited to begin attending class in one of the temporary learning spaces that Mercy Corps is currently constructing.