Eight young women, participants in the USAID Liberia Advancing Youth Project run by EDC, were in Washington, D.C., last week as guests of First Lady Michelle Obama. Their visit was part of Let Girls Learn, a U.S. government global education initiative.
EDC is working with the government of South Africa to lead a new program to prevent new HIV infections among young people, support students already infected with HIV, and reduce the high rate of teen pregnancy.
EDC has received more than $1 million to prepare preschool teachers with skills to provide effective math learning opportunities for young children and build knowledge in the field of early childhood education.
September is Suicide Prevention Month. In observance of this, as well as National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5–11) and World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), EDC offers the following actions, resources, and events to promote suicide prevention worldwide.