Stories of IREX

Restoring Radio to Stop Ebola in Liberia

In a post-conflict nation with low literacy and internet access, community radio is the only place for residents to access information, share their perspectives and engage with government and each other.

Syrian Women Urge Policy Makers to Stop Supporting Violence

A diverse group of Syrian women came to the US this fall to urge policy makers to stop supporting violence and instead support ongoing negotiations for a peaceful democratic transition, provide more resources for humanitarian aid, work to ensure

Open for Learning: Improving Access to Information in Namibia

In northern Namibia, one of the only libraries available for citizens was in a small, one-room building that lacked a variety of ICT resources.

Tanzania’s Youngest Member of Parliament Working For Inclusive Governance

“Now I know, ‘if you want to go fast, walk alone but if you want to go [far], walk together.’” Speaking the words of an African proverb, Joshua Nassari demonstrates th

Illinois Teacher Increasing Students’ Global Intelligence

Joyce Warner, IREX Senior Vice President recently sat down with Seth Brady, a finalist for the 2015 Illinois State Teacher of the Year. Seth is also an alumnus of the U.S.

Liberian Youth Leading Efforts to End Ebola Crisis

“Ebola is everybody’s business… we need to work to ensure we win this fight against Ebola before it consumes our country and destroys the hard earned peace and stability we sought for so many years.” – S. Aaron Weah-Weah III

First Malian Teachers Embark on US Exchange

In the eyes of five secondary school teachers from Mali, the future of their country’s education system depends on their performance in the coming six weeks.

Reversing Roles: Nigerian Teacher Gains Skills as a Student

At Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio, Habiba Mohammed traded her role as a high school English teacher in Nigeria for the role of an eager student.
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