Education is key to social and economic empowerment. Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) is a non-profit organization using the power of media to transform education and improve lives in developing areas. Together with public and private sector partners, we are improving student learning and teacher effectiveness in the classroom, reaching millions through mass media distribution and empowering communities with transformative educational opportunities.
Without adequate resources, schools struggle to provide quality education. DLA equips resource-limited schools with sustainable technology – such as a TV and DVD player – and provides specialized training to ensure its maintenance and maximize its effectiveness in the classroom.
Extensive Teacher Training
Empowering local educators multiplies impact. DLA helps teachers improve their skills and confidence with extensive teacher training on leadership, student-centered learning, gender responsive pedagogy, media-supported education, parent engagement and more.
Leveraging Discovery’s world-class programming, DLA creates award-winning videos that bring learning to life. The video programs are produced in collaboration with local educators, customized into the language of instruction and mapped to the local curriculum.
To engage out-of-school children, DLA is creating student clubs that support access to education by bringing targeted educational opportunities into the communities.
Community Action Plans
DLA trains communities to develop action plans to address local needs such as barriers to education, community heath and micro-enterprise.
DLA’s award-winning, feature-length movie “Inside Story” brings together an all-star, pan-African cast in a compelling story of football, love, and HIV/AIDS. With theatrical premieres, broadcasts and grassroots screenings, “Inside Story” is empowering hundreds of millions with knowledge, and has been broadcast to more than 330 million people in Africa.
Produced by the Discovery Project ― a partnership between Discovery Communications, the UK Department for International Development and DLA ― national talk shows in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria will reach 10 million viewers, engaging and inspiring audiences, while emphasizing the value of education, especially for girls.
“The Lucky Specials”
Each year, tuberculosis (TB) kills more than one million people globally. DLA partners with several organizations to bring a new movie to audiences in Africa and around the world. Our goal is to help audiences see, understand and respond to TB.