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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
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
Graduates with diploma at the graduation ceremony. Photo: LWF/Kenya-Djibouti
6 Mar
“Educated Women are the Key to Development and Peace”
Refugees, Education
6 Mar
Teachers Graduate in Ali Addeh refugee camp, Djibouti
Primary school teacher Afrina Zechariah Anabak inspects the connection ports on her computer. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
6 Mar
Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp Starts Computer Training
Education, South Sudan Crisis, Refugees
6 Mar
Teaching in the Global Village
ALP students at Napatat Primary School, Ajuong Thok refugee camp. South Sudan. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
6 Mar
Something to Take Home
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Education
6 Mar
Students in a South Sudanese refugee camp embrace education
ALP level 3 students in class in Yusuf Batil refugee camp, Maban county, South Sudan. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
3 Mar
Back to School in Maban, South Sudan
Education, South Sudan Crisis, Refugees
3 Mar
Students in Refugee Camp Start New Term
Community-school teacher training for the Children of Peace project in Sittwe. Photo: LWF Myanmar
12 Feb
Children’s Education Supported in Myanmar
Children, Education
12 Feb
Second phase for EU project in Rakhine State Launched
Yousef has opened a metal workshop in Ash-Shuyuk and provides employment to his brother. Photo: LWF Jerusalem/T. Montgomery
11 Feb
Jerusalem: Successful LWF Vocational Training Graduates
Education
11 Feb
“A Decision I Will Never Regret”
Primary school students sit their final examination at Napata school in Ajoung Thok refugee camp, South Sudan. Photo: LWF South Sudan
6 Feb
Final exams for primary students in Ajoung Thok
Education, Children
6 Feb
LWF Program Provides Education to Children in Conflict
Simon Puot Poth is educating youth displaced by war in South Sudan. Photo: Paul Plett/CLWR
15 Jan
Education for South Sudanese refugees in Kakuma Camp
Kakuma, Education, Refugees, Refugees. Displaced person, DWS Kenya/Djibouti, Kenya
15 Jan
“Fostering the Peace in Society”
Students in a Dadaab schoolroom. Photo: LWF/DWS Kenya-Djibouti
12 Dec
São Leopoldo Students Send Video, Letters to Children in Dadaab Refugee Camp
Refugees, Education
12 Dec
Extending a Tree of Friendship from Brazil to Kenya
A teacher and students at Dar al-Kalima Evangelical Lutheran School in Bethlehem, West Bank. Photo: ELCJHL/Elizabeth McHan
22 Oct
LWF President Bishop Younan Receives Canadian Award for Peace Work
LWF President, Education, Middle East, Peace
22 Oct
2014 Civis Mundi Award
Photo: Torbjørn Kjosvold / Senado Federal do Brasil under Creative Commons, Share-Alike (CC-SA)
10 Oct
2014 Nobel Peace Prize: Honoring Dedication to Freedom and Education
Education, Children, Women, Youth
10 Oct
LWF Congratulates Joint Winners Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarthi
Second LWF virtual conference on diakonia. Photo: LWF/H. Martinussen
19 Sep
LWF Virtual Conference on Diakonia’s Transformative Power
Member Churches, Second Virtual Conference on Diakonia, Peace, HIV/AIDS, Minorities and Indigenous People, Fast for the Climate, Education
19 Sep
Over 200 Participants Join Online Discussion
Tree plantation in the Matimba parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rwanda. Photo: LWF/J. Brummer
6 Aug
Rwanda Lutheran Church Project Builds Schools, Resource Centers with Local Resources
Member Churches, Education, Microcredit, Women, Youth
6 Aug
DMD Supported Project Provides Training in Income-Generating Saving and Credit Schemes