Day of the African Child: Empowering Girls through Equal Access to Education

“When you educate a girl, you educate a nation”: this phrase has been quoted many times, but the impact of girls’ education on society is undeniable. Improvements in economic prosperity and resilience, health outcomes and overall wellbeing can be attributed to the...

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“Learning has become interesting”: Inspiring Learning and Motivation Through Dynamic Learning Resources

Jessica*, a Class Four student at a primary school near Nairobi, used to find school boring. Some topics were too abstract for her to understand and she was often absent from school, or left early to go home. Once her teacher began using video lessons in class as part of...

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"The Discovery Project" Girls' Education Challenge Video

See how this partnership between UK DFID, Discovery Communications and Discovery Learning Alliance is improving girls’ access to quality education and life opportunities in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.

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“The Lucky Specials” Screened around the Globe to Critical Acclaim

“The Lucky Specials,” Discovery Learning Alliance’s latest feature-length film, was presented in private screenings in cities around the world, in February and March 2017. The largest screening held in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 17 saw the cast, crew and...

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New Movie “The Lucky Specials,” Delivers a Sensational Musical Journey with a Powerful Message

After the Success of “Inside Story,” Producers Create a New African Sound through a Unique Coming-of-Age Story From the producers of the widely-acclaimed movie “Inside Story” comes a new feature-length film, THE LUCKY SPECIALS, following a guitarist and his friends...

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Improving Girls’ Enrollment and Learning through Youth Clubs and Community Support

Participation in clubs or associations has been shown to increase girls’ academic performance. Through The Discovery Project, Discovery Learning Alliance has helped partner schools develop more than 1,190 girls’ clubs and associations aimed at getting and keeping more...

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Day of the Girl: Bringing Students, Teachers and Community Together through Girls’ Education

Education is transformational, especially for girls and women. Educated girls have a profound effect on their communities around the world, improving health, economic and social outcomes. From educational video in the classroom to engaging communities through action...

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Discovery Learning Alliance President Participates in Panel About Role of Television in Improving Education

Aric Noboa, president of Discovery Learning Alliance, participated in a panel discussion organized by the Aga Khan Foundation and Oxford University on the potential of television in improving education outcomes for children. The panel, entitled “Tools: the television...

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"A Girl's Dream": Girls Share How Education Is Key to Achieving Their Full Potential

Fatima’s* Dream “If you are not educated, you cannot achieve your dream. Education can help me become a professional engineer in the future. To get villages transformed by providing them with electricity. “My future without education would be...

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Day of the Girl: A Girl's Dream

The power of education to positively transform lives and communities is immense, and this is especially true for girls. For every year a girl stays in secondary school, her income increases by 15-25%, and educated women invest 80-90% of their income into their families...

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How mass media can tap into human biology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals

This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post website on September 29, 2016; you can read that post here. By Aric Noboa, president of Discovery Learning Alliance Photo: Discovery Learning Alliance/Patrick Toselli Philo Farnsworth believed television...

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Discovery Learning Alliance Project Director Named One of Kenya's Top 40 Men Under 40

On December 14, 2016, our Kenya Project Director Jonathan Wesaya Maina was honored as one of Kenya's Top 40 Men Under 40. The competition "recognizes outstanding men below the age of 40 across professions." Business Daily's Managing Editor Ochieng Rapuro said "What we are...

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