Telling stories with videos, photos & podcasts

Global development initiatives result in positive, and sometimes dramatic, changes in the lives of people. Through video and other multimedia methods, Creative tell their success stories and how the results were achieved.


Panama: Youth find safety & opportunity at outreach centers


Kids in Panama don’t have it easy. Besides gangs, drugs and climbing violence they face a lack of opportunities for play and work. Creative’s Youth Outreach Centers provide a place where young people—even from opposing groups—can come to just be kids. They play games and sports, practice their computer and English skills, start small businesses and learn valuable skills for life. Watch how these centers are helping kids and communities in Panama City turn things around.... Read More



Nigeria: Turning teachers into “stars”


Up to 70 percent of teachers in Nigeria's Bauchi state were found to be unqualified or were unaware of modern pedagogical techniques. Working with state education officials and teachers, a unique training program was launched that changed classroom learning for thousands of children. It is part of Creative’s Northern Education Initiative.... Read More



Nigeria: Introducing basic education to Qur’anic schools


Millions of school-aged children in Northern Nigeria are not in traditional public schools. Instead, they attend religious schools that teach them verses from the Qur'an. In cooperation with Nigerian officials and Qur'anic school owners, USAID and Creative launched the Northern Education Initiative to provide access to basic education to these children. It has been a success.... Read More



Nigeria: Education brings a brighter future for girls


Girls in Northern Nigeria have limited or no access to basic education—making them vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and/or poverty. Creative’s Northern Education Initiative worked with communities, parents, NGOs and educators to change the situation through the Adolescent Girls Program. It opened 19 training centers that offered a curriculum that combined marketable skills with basic literacy and math classes.... Read More



Libya: Youth-powered civil society


Civil society may be new to Libya, but it gaining strength and energy—powered to a large degree by youth. The H2O network is drawing in a generation of civic leaders who are launching on-the-ground campaigns for positive change and, in the process, shifting the perspectives of Libyans on what engaged citizenship looks like. ... Read More



Libya: What Delaware taught these MENA students


What can a student from the Middle East and North Africa region learn in Delaware? This group of students gained skills and knowledge on a U.S. trip that will help them to create the positive change they seek in their own countries. ... Read More