Stories of IREX

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.

Why Microsoft Invests in African Youth

“The focus of Microsoft 4Afrika is to really bring that enabling capability of technology primarily to the youth and small business owners in Africa,” says

Fighting for Equal Access to Education in Kenya

Josephine Kulea considers herself lucky because she completed secondary school, college, and nursing school - opportunities that many girls in her Kenyan village did not have.
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