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Enjoy an insightful look into the positive transformations taking place in projects around the world. Perspectives from the beneficiaries, partners, donors and staff are combined to provide an inside look at the approaches, engagement and results. Creative’s special reports include videos, feature stories, photos, blogs and more.


NIGERIA: Providing Hope and Community Support to Internally Displaced Children


Insurgent-driven violence in parts of Nigeria has displaced more than 2 million people—including hundreds of thousands of terrified school-aged children. USAID’s Education Crisis Response program is working with communities, officials and families to provide children with access to school, psycho-social support and a sense of stability. ... Read More



NIGERIA: Transforming education in 2 northern states

Instructional Systems

Northern Nigeria has some of the lowest levels of literacy and highest levels of at-risk youth in the country. Overcrowded public classrooms, poor teaching methods and a lack of access for girls combine to make education a challenge. At the same time, the popular, privately run Qur’anic schools had no curriculum for basic literacy or math.... Read More



PANAMA: Outreach centers are oases for at-risk youth


Despite Panama’s significant economic growth, pockets of poverty remain—and youth are the most vulnerable. Explore how communities have organized to provide at-risk youth with opportunities, while trying to stem the temptation of gang life, through Creative’s three-year Alcance Positivo program.... Read More



SCHOOL DROPOUT PREVENTION PILOT: Identifying and reaching at-risk students

Instructional Systems

School dropout is a growing problem around the world. In many countries, the number of dropouts exceeds the number of children who never enrolled in school. Regardless of the timing or the reason, the cost of dropout for students, families, communities and countries is enormous. Learn more about the USAID-funded School Dropout Prevention Pilot (SDPP) Program that tested the effectiveness of dropout prevention interventions in four target countries: Cambodia, India, Tajikistan and Timor-Leste. ... Read More