About World Education

World Education strives to provide educational opportunities to adults and children from Myanmar who live in refugee camps, migrant communities in Thailand, and ethnic communities in Southeast Myanmar. World Education also strives to provide comprehensive support to landmine survivors and persons with disabilities living in Myanmar. World Education believes that local organizations and local government are best positioned to implement projects and effect change in their communities. All projects are managed through local partner organizations to design curriculum, train teachers, advocate for policy change and disability rights, provide learning opportunities for adults and children in a wide range of subjects and contexts, and ensure landmine survivors and persons with disabilities can meet their physical, social, and economic needs.

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World Education improves the quality of life through education for half a million children and adults in 22 countries. World Education’s programs promote individual and collective change: Our training programs improve adult education, help displaced peoples, stem the tide of HIV, and reduce violence through conflict resolution. How do we do it? World Education is a leader in building the skills, knowledge, and resources of local groups so they can accomplish their missions effectively.

We use experiential and engaging teaching techniques to help people and organizations develop skills that build on the learners’ context (cultural, linguistic, geographic, and economic), and include vital information about life and livelihoods—health, agriculture, small business development—that learners can put to immediate use.

Founded in 1951 to meet the needs of the educationally disadvantaged, World Education has worked in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as in the United States. Working in concert with private, public, and nongovernmental organizations, World Education initiatives support effective local management and promote partnerships between local organizations.

For more information about World Education’s programs around the world, please visit www.worlded.org.