Championing Girls’ Empowerment through Partnership, Advocacy and Investment

This blog was originally posted on the Standard Chartered website on July 26, 2017; you can read that post here. Standard Chartered hosted the Beyond Girls’ Education Global Summit 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 18-20. Girls in low-income countries are...

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New York Festivals Honors Discovery Learning Alliance Video with Silver World Medal and UNDPI-Bronze Award

“The Rights of the Child,” an educational video produced by Discovery Learning Alliance, was honored with a Silver World Medal and the UNDPI-Bronze Award at this year’s New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards. “The Rights of the Child,” part of...

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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 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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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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Encoding Information: Improving Student Learning Through Video in the Classroom

Learning new concepts is not easy, especially when they are hard to visualize. It is not uncommon to hear students talk about how abstract different concepts can seem, making it hard to retain information. Video in the classroom changes that by tapping into human...

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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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“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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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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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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“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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