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
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.
South Sudan: Creating safe spaces for learning August 7, 2012
After decades of war, residents of Unity state dreamed of brighter futures last July when they became citizens of the new nation of South Sudan.
Afghanistan: Students welcome visit from British government official July 12, 2012
The normal school day at our vocational training centre in rural Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan was recently shaken up — but students were eager to discuss the changes education has brought to their lives.
South Sudan: Building on hope one year after independence July 9, 2012
South Sudan Country Director Mathieu Rouquette met these two little girls in the market in Bentiu, Unity State, when they peeked their heads into a camera shop that recently received a Mercy Corps business grant.
Colombia: The war on child soldier recruitment begins at school June 22, 2012
Last month was especially busy as I organised field visits to our child soldier prevention and reintegration programme.
Afghanistan: Fathers and sons learn a trade together June 13, 2012
Multiple generations are learning new job skills like carpentry in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where decades of conflict have limited opportunities to earn an income.
Niger: Children suffer most in hunger crisis June 6, 2012
Lauretta dreams of becoming a teacher. But she hasn’t been to school since January, when she had to drop out in order to help her family at home.