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Faustina Nillan, national director for women and children in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. Photo: Doug Hostetter
19 Mar
UN side event highlights churches’ successes in furthering Sustainable Development Goals
Waking the Giant, SDG, SDGs, North America, Colombia, Liberia, Tanzania, United Nations, Event, Peace, advocacy training, Education, Peace-building, hunger, Women, LWF member churches, Advocacy, Diakonia, Ecumenical
19 Mar
At a side event on 12 March, organized during the 63rd session of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women, participants gave an overview of the LWF’s “Waking the Giant” initiative, which aims to...
Young people: "The St. Stephen Episcopal Church choir performs at the launch of the Waking the Giant initiative at the Liberia Council of Churches General Assembly in Monrovia, Liberia. Photos: LWF/John Healey
5 Dec
Government thanks Liberia’s faith-based organizations for education and peacebuilding
Waking the Giant, Advocacy, DMD, SDGs, peace building, Education
5 Dec
The Liberian government has commended faith-based organizations for their critical role in providing education and enhancing peace building in the country.
A worship service in a congregation of the Augustinian Lutheran Church of Guatemala. Photo: ILAG
16 Nov
New LWF member: Augustinian Lutheran Church of Guatemala
Peace-building, Peace, member church, LWF member churches, Women, development, Education, women in leadership, indigenous people, council, Council 2018
16 Nov
As a small church comprising predominantly indigenous people, the Augustinian Lutheran Church of Guatemala values its focus on education, peace and justice, because these are relevant issues for many...
Participants of the theological education workshop looked at new ways of teaching that are critical and creative. Photo: Chad Rimmer
7 Nov
New theological education workshop focuses on teaching for change
Education, Theology, Transformative Theological Perspectives, SDG, United Nations
7 Nov
The LWF recently held a pilot workshop for theologians to explore teaching methods that empower students to take part in theological education that is critical, creative and responds to the students...
Paul Sunday Odriga teaches students at at Duba Functional Adult Learning Centre in Adjumani district. Photos: LCCN
28 Sep
Supporting adult literacy in Uganda
Education, Uganda, Refugees, adults literacy, SDG, Poverty, livelihood, EU
28 Sep
LWF provides education and cash grants to refugees and hosts
Members of the Waka Community dancing. Photos: ELCH
22 Aug
Nigerian church opens doors to Hungarians
Leadership, Nigeria, Hungary, church, cooperation, Diakonia, seminar, Children, Education, schools
22 Aug
Members of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary travelled to east Nigeria, through the LWF program Mutual Learning through Exchange of Leaders, to meet members of The Lutheran Church of Christ...
Jacob Longar Aleer. Photo: LWF/ S. Gallay
17 Aug
Working in a high-risk area
DWS South Sudan, Education, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, aid worker security, humanitarian worker security, security, Staff, notatarget, Peace
17 Aug
Interview with Jacob Aleer, LWF Security Focal Point in Jonglei, South Sudan ...
In Voices from the Communion, LoeRose Mbise of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania says education and awareness-raising are critical if violence against women and girls is to be tackled. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 Aug
Supporting women and girls in the struggle to end violence
Voices from the Communion, council, Council 2018, women and girls, Gender Justice & Women’s Empowerment, child marriage, gender-based violence, Women, girls, Education, schools, Peace
16 Aug
In a video interview for Voices from the Communion, LWF Council member LoeRose Mbise, who works as general secretary of a diocese of the church, talks about the distressing effect of child marriage...
The prospect of a better education is more likely for Ma Khin Nu, seven, a resident of the Ohn Taw Gyi camp, Myanmar. Photo: LWF Myanmar/Isaac Kyaw Htun Hla
18 Jul
Hands up for better education in Myanmar
Education, Rakhine Crisis, Church of Sweden, ACT Alliance, Australian Lutheran World Relief
18 Jul
LWF provides education for children excluded from formal system
Children hold up an antenna to better receive the TEDx broadcast in Kakuma refugee camp. All photos: TEDx
15 Jun
“Rise and make the most of it”
Refugees, emergency response, Education, Kakuma, Event, Virtual Conference event, Digital Event
15 Jun
First TEDx talk in Kakuma refugee camp highlights talents and contributions of refugees
Colorful paint and student art line the hallway.jpg Caption: Proud students in the hallway of the newly renovated school. Photo: LWF/ E.Massell
14 Nov
“We are much more motivated to learn here”
young people, Education, girls, LWF Jordan
14 Nov
LWF rehabilitates schools in Jordanian host communities
A young girl, refugee from South Sudan, studies in Adjumani, Northern Uganda. Lack of sanitation threatens the improving school enrolment for girls. Photo: LWF/ M. Renaux
3 Nov
An issue of dignity
Child Protection, girls, Hygiene, Sanitation, Education
3 Nov
Improved sanitation to keep female students in school in Uganda
A girl from Somalia studies in an LWF primary school, Ali Addeh camp, Djibouti. LWF strongly advocated for girl’s education and against early marriage. Photo: LWF/ Heléne Wikström
13 Oct
“Education is light, ignorance is darkness”
Education, DWS Kenya, Refugees
13 Oct
Refugees speak about the importance of education for girls
Hawa Andrew constructs a wall. Photo: LWF/ S. Nalubega
5 Oct
The first female constructor in Rwamwanja
Women, Refugees, Education, Livelihoods
5 Oct
LWF provides education and job opportunities to Congolese refugees
Thanks to the initiative by the LWF and the Malawian Lutheran church, Jennipher Thauzeni, a 19-year-old mother, and several other girls from Matsimbe village, have a second chance at schooling and can envision a better future. Photo: ELCM/Mphatso Thole
25 Jul
Giving girls a second chance
Poverty, child marriage, Education, Capacity development
25 Jul
Poverty alleviation initiative in rural Malawi targets girls dropping out of school
LWF helped Anek to return to school and pursue higher education while caring for her child. Photo: LWF Kenya
14 Feb
LWF helps teenage mothers finish high school
refugee, Women, girls, gender-based violence, Education, DWS Kenya/Djibouti
14 Feb
Combining education and protection for girls in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya
Children in one of the Nget Chaung-2 school rooms. These temporary classrooms constructed by LWF are the only school they are currently able to attend. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
25 Jan
Education for Muslim children in Myanmar
Education, schools, teacher training
25 Jan
LWF supports communities with schools, teacher training and student kits
Girls assemble in a school yard in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. Education is a focus of LWF work in the camp. Photo: LWF/Kenya
11 Jan
Transforming lives of refugee children
Kenya, Refugees, Children, students, Education, secondary school, Dadaab reugee camp
11 Jan
The challenge of providing primary education for all in Dadaab refugee camps
Sanu in her school uniform. The prospect of higher education prompted her to find a way of attending school, even though school is a day's walk from home. Photo: Umesh Pokharel/LWF Nepal
18 Nov
Back to school after the earthquake
Nepal earthquake, Education, LWF Nepal
18 Nov
LWF helps Nepal’s children resume education
Chanset with her uniform and bicycle in front of her school. Photo: LWF/P. Simayvanh
17 Nov
Books and bicycles
Children, Education, DWS Laos
17 Nov
LWF supplies children in Laos with school equipment
Students watch as a teacher demonstrates a technique in the carpentry workshop. The summer camp encouraged girls and boys to also explore career choices beyond those stereotypically assigned to their gender. Photo: LWF Jerusalem
15 Sep
Sports and practical work experience
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Vocational Training Center, Education, sport, Palestine
15 Sep
LWF summer camp provides career orientation for youth in Beit Hanina, Palestine
Young people in Mberra camp. They usually meet 3-4 days a week. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
4 Feb
Preparing for leadership
DWS Mauritania, DWS, Education
4 Feb
Life-skills and vocational training for young refugees in Mauritania
 A Syrian family living in an unfinished building in Al Mafraq. Many refugees have to trade their food vouchers to pay the rent. Photo: LWF/ M. Renaux
3 Feb
Conditions for Syrian refugees worsen
DWS, Education, Refugees, Refugees. Displaced person, Syria Crisis, Syria
3 Feb
NGO call for better protection and education
Benjamin, head teacher of Nyumanzi 1 primary school, at the borehole built by LWF with BPRM support next to the school. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
20 May
Uganda: Boreholes for Education
South Sudan Crisis, Water, Education
20 May
Schools Profit from LWF Motorized Water System
Europe’s Young Reformers at their first meeting in Trondheim, Norway. Photo: LWF/C. Richter
15 May
Getting ready for an intergenerational dialogue on climate justice
Global Young Reformers Network, Norway, Youth, Leadership, Education
15 May
LWF European ‘Young Reformers’ explore questions of Lutheran identity
A woman in the community store in Despagne. Photo: LWF Haiti/H. Enge
6 Mar
Empowering Women in Macaya, Haiti
Haiti, Women, Human Rights, Education, DWS Haiti and the Caribbean
6 Mar
Capacity Building and Human Rights Education