“The Lucky Specials” Screened around the Globe the 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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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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From soap to pottery to incubators: Girls are maximizing their education through Girls’ Associations

“With the coming of [the Discovery Project], there is a program I watched. Looking at that, I thought ‘Why should I not go to school? I would become someone in future who would help my community. I want to be a doctor. If I become a doctor, I will surely help my...

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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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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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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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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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"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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"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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Despite Conflict, Stability: The Power of Youth to Advance Education

This blog was originally posted on the Global Business Coalition for Education website on June 16, 2016; you can read that post here. By Discovery Learning Alliance On this Day of the African Child, we mark not only the devastating impacts of conflict and crisis on...

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Celebrating Children's Rights on Day of the African Child

On Day of the African Child, Discovery Learning Alliance celebrates the rights of all children, especially the right to a quality education. Education is crucial to the progress of communities around the world, creating a base on which other sectors thrive, such as health...

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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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