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Stories of IREX

Stories of IREX
September 16, 2014
Josephine Kulea listens to President Obama at the Mandela Washington Fellowship

Josephine Kulea considers herself lucky because she completed secondary school, college, and nursing school - opportunities that many girls in her Kenyan village did not have. Growing up, she remembers watching girls as young as 13 withdrawing from school and marrying much older men. Seeing these girls lose their opportunity to complete school inspired her to change her community’s attitudes towards girls and female education.

Stories of IREX
September 7, 2014
Bulamu at her reading center in Uganda
by Michelle Weisse Trueheart

No one knows better than Angella Bulamu what a powerful tool literacy can be. Since January, Bulamu has been working with three primary schools in eastern Uganda’s Iganga District to improve students’ reading comprehension and writing skills, and instill in them a culture of reading. Through the creation of a reading center and the institution of holiday reading clubs, Bulamu is helping a new generation find the power of literacy.

Announcements

Announcements
September 8, 2014
IREX Azerbaijan

IREX Azerbaijan has issued the following statement: On Friday September 5th, representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office came unannounced to the IREX office in Baku. They brought an order issued by the Court of Yasamal, and took away all computers, and other equipment as well as all documents. 

Announcements
September 2, 2014
Students in Uruguay use computers provided by Plan Ceibal

In Latin America, Uruguay has distinguished itself by providing a wide range of programs to the public to increase access to information and Internet services. Expanding upon this, Beyond Access is launching a new digital inclusion project to provide ICT services to communities through public libraries.

Events

Events
September 4, 2014
Staff from partner NAYMOTE raise awareness about Ebola though community outreach

IREX cordially invites you to the event: Ebola in Liberia: The Challenges of Preserving Peace in a Public Crisis on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 2-3:30 PM. Please RSVP here to attend.

Events
June 27, 2014
A Community Solutions Program fellow from Liberia presents in Sierra Leone

The Society for International Development Washington Chapter cordially invites you to the Private Sector Development and Gender in Development Workgroup event: Women and Supply Chains: Sustainability, Synergies & Scaling Up Wednesday July 16, 2014. RSVP online to attend