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Guatemalan women protect cultural identity and promote gender equity through footwear

In the Western Highlands of Guatemala, 40 women gathered to practice the ancient art of weaving traditional Maya patterns. Participating in the first session of a three-part workshop series, they were learning a new skill: Weaving these designs into footwear. Learn More...


Resilience in Learning: Embracing Virtual Trainings

“We have not stopped interacting with the program even with the emergence of the new pandemic,” says Candido, a bilingual instructor. “We continue to learn through the professional development platform on WhatsApp thanks to the Vamos Ler! Program.”  Learn More...


Mother-tongue Storybooks Spark A Legacy of Literacy in Rural Mozambique

Vamos Ler! has improved nearly 800,000 students’ reading and writing skills by developing, printing and distributing millions of books written in mother-tongue languages that are primarily spoken in Mozambique. Learn More...


Tech-Driven Agriculture Services to Boost Incomes of 50,000 Farmers in Nigeria

The focus of the initiative is to increase the production of three staple crops - rice, maize and soybean - by involving more Nigerian women and youth in the farming industry. Learn More...


Students Improve Reading Performance Following Teacher Training

“Previously, I was not able to read,” says Meseret, a second grader. “But now I can read anything on my level. I even read stories from my books to my parents and siblings.” He has four siblings and is the youngest. Learn More...


A New Governance Program To Build Resilience in Burkina Faso

The Inclusive Governance for Resilience program will work with government, civil society, private sector and citizens to co-create roadmaps to build resilience and trust that the government will deliver services. Learn More...