Learning for Life

The Center for International Education in coalition with the International Rescue Committee and seven other local NGOs, implemented the Learning for Life project. The goal was to improve the literacy and mathematical skills of women while increasing knowledge about health related concerns in 12 provinces in Afghanistan. Due to the lack of access, this innovative and instructional program helped provide women with basic education to become eligible for training in health professions. Learning centers allowed women to attend classes and use non-formal, gender-sensitive pedagogies.

Program Type: 

Impact Area: 

Program Impact Region: 

Program Participation: 

Neither applies

Program Start (and End Dates): 

May 1, 2004 to April 1, 2006

Partner(s): 

International Rescue Committee
122 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10168
United States
Management Sciences for Health
200 Rivers Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
United States

Program Director: 

Vickie Sigman

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Lisa Deyo

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Education/Educational Policy, Research & Administration/Center for International Education

Organizational elements: 

Student Involvement: 

No

This Project Receives External Funding: 

Yes

Assessment Mechanism: 

Yes