MCC Celebrates International Day of the Girl

  • Jake Lyell

    Nepolo studies in the 10th grade at Olukolo Junior Secondary School in Namibia. As part of the MCC-funded renovation and expansion of Olukolo, students received new classroom blocks, access to clean water, laboratory and computer equipment, and new textbooks.

  • Jake Lyell

    Grade Ten students learn in class at Shikudule Combined School in Namibia. At the all-grade levels school, which was renovated by MCC, students, teachers, and classrooms also received laboratory equipment, computers and textbooks.

  • Jake Lyell

    Grade Ten students learn in Mr. Haimbodi's (not-pictured) class at Shikudule Combined School in Namibia. Students, teachers and classrooms received computers and textbooks as part of MCC's Namibia Compact.

  • Jake Lyell

    A group of students stand together in the courtyard of Shikudule Combined School in Namibia. The school was renovated by MCC as part of its Namibia Compact.

  • Jake Lyell

    (left to right) Amal, Khadija, and Ghizlane attend an MCC-funded vocational training course in Morocco. This training course was part of one of the projects in MCC's Morocco Compact.

  • Jake Lyell

    Sorya attends an MCC-funded vocational training course in Morocco. Vocational training programs like these are helping young adults across Morocco become empowered with marketable and sought-after skills.

  • Jake Lyell

    Yanta studies with friends in the courtyard of College Saint Marie de Tounouma, the secondary school they attend in Burkina Faso. Yanta, a BRIGHT School graduate, was the first girl from her family to attend school.

  • Jake Lyell

    Yanta walks with friends in the courtyard of College Saint Marie de Tounouma, the secondary school they attend in Burkina Faso.

  • Andrew Ladson - MCC

    Students pause for a photo on their return journey home from school in Oshakati, Namibia. MCC's compact with Namibia included investments in education that are expected to benefit more than one million people.

  • Jake Lyell

    The Oshana Regional Library is an MCC-funded resource center in Oshakati, Namibia. Under the Namibia Compact's Education Project, MCC constructed many regional resource and study centers in underserved areas to improve access to information, resources, training materials and programs, and study facilities.

  • Jake Lyell

    MCC funded construction of a new technical community college, improvements to a teacher training center and expanded and rehabilitated 20 high schools in El Salvador.

  • Jake Lyell

    Girls learn new skills at an MCC-funded high school in El Salvador’s Northern Zone. The rehabilitation of the high schools alone is expected to benefit more than 9,700 students every year.

  • Gina Cavallaro - MCC

    For girls in a secondary education class in Guatemala’s Villa Canales, the opportunity for better job skills and employment gets a boost through MCC’s $28 million Threshold Program which invests in teacher training programs.

  • Gina Cavallaro - MCC

    Girls and boys in a secondary education class in Guatemala’s Villa Canales get a visit from MCC CEO Dana J. Hyde. Part of MCC’s $28 million Threshold Program in Guatemala is designed to increase the girls’ chances of better job skills and employment by investing in teacher training programs.

  • Gina Cavallaro - MCC

    Students in Villa Canales Guatemala surround MCC CEO Dana J. Hyde during a visit in April 2015. Part of the $28 million Threshold Program with Guatemala will help improve teaching programs and help young people get better job skills.

MCC’s education projects are designed to ensure that students obtain the kind of foundational knowledge and skills that can help them get better jobs and improve their livelihoods. To maximize the educational opportunities available to girls and women and help them reach their potential, MCC works to improve the quality and access of education, develop capacity, train teachers and community leaders, and reform policies.  Learn more from MCC CEO Dana Hyde's remarks at the October 9 International Day of the Girl event hosted with the Peace Corps, USAID, and the State Department.