World Education is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, and economic and social development programs.

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World Education began working in Egypt in 1997. 

Providing ongoing support to the Ministry of Education (MoE), World Education has supported the development of effective indicators for improved monitoring and evaluation, facilitated increased community participation in education, especially through capacity building and support to school boards of trustees, and provided support to the Social Work Department to create a support system for those boards. Working through USAID’s Egypt Education Reform Program (ERP, 2004-2010), World Education engaged counterparts at multiple levels of government and built the capacity of the Government of Egypt’s (GoE) Adult Education Authority (AEA), focusing on adult literacy.

Since 2000, World Education has assisted with decentralization efforts of the MoE, and has improved gender equality, built capacity in education evaluation, and expanded community involvement in education planning and supervision.

Through the Girls' Improved Learning Outcomes project (GILO, 2008- 2012), World Education helped increase educational enrollment and achievement of girls in schools by building the capacity of school Boards of Trustees (BoTs) and social work supervisors to provide good governance and accountability to schools. Additionally, GILO built the capacity of school leaders through targeted trainings and support. Through the project, WEI has delivered professional development training modules for over 2,000 school leaders.

The New Schools Program (NSP) (2000-2003) in Egypt increased access to and the quality of primary education for girls. This USAID-supported program focused on community mobilization, teacher training, and school construction. World Education provided capacity-building support to parent teacher council (PTC) members in 700 councils serving approximately 23,000 girls. World Education achieved up to 90% enrollment for girls in supported schools, and PTC members encouraged schools to serve as community centers, providing space for classrooms, literacy training, and life skills programs to meet the range of girls’ educational needs.

Today, World Education is implementing the Literate Village program, which is strengthening women's and children's literacy. Through these programs and others, World Education has worked to improve the educational and economic lives of Egyptians.


Featured Projects

View details: STEM Teacher Education and School Strengthening Activity (STESSA)

STEM Teacher Education and School Strengthening Activity (STESSA)

World Education is institutionalizing STEM education in Egypt through teacher education and school strengthening.

View details: Egypt Literate Village

Egypt Literate Village

World Education is working to increase rural mothers’ abilities to contribute to their children’s primary education ultimately to ensure that both mothers and children have the necessary literacy skills for continuous learning and self-improvement.

View details: Girls' Improved Learning Outcomes (GILO)

Girls' Improved Learning Outcomes (GILO)

Girls' Improved Learning Outcomes (GILO) was a three-year project that aimed to increase the educational enrollment and achievement of girls in basic, primary, and preparatory schools in Egypt.



View details: From Literacy Classes to Learning Carnivals

From Literacy Classes to Learning Carnivals

For adult learners, the classroom presents challenges different from those of younger students.

View details: Changing Attitudes Means More Girls in School

Changing Attitudes Means More Girls in School

"Please educate me if you love me," was nine-year old Yasmine's plea to her father.