Human Interest Stories

Girls in Ethiopia.
Get to know the inspiring stories of the girls and boys at the heart of ECW results!
ECW’s investments are reaching millions of crisis-affected girls and boys with safe, inclusive quality education. We thank our grantees across the world whose dedicated work in crisis-affected communities is empowering children and adolescents. We are particularly grateful to the girls and boys, parents, teachers and communities supported by ECW-funded programmes who have accepted to share their incredible stories of hope and perseverance. 

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Featured human stories

Student and teacher in Mali.

Mouly's Reading Corner

An Education Cannot Wait-supported “Reading Corner” initiative is bringing out-of-school children like Mouly to the classroom in Timbuktu and Taoudenit, Mali

Hafsat smiles as she teachers her students the alphabet at the ECW-funded temporary learning centre in Hajj Camp. © UNICEF/Ahmad Mari

An Empathetic Educator: Hafsat's Story

A teacher at the Education Cannot Wait-supported, UNICEF-run learning centre in Hajj Camp goes above and beyond for her students affected by armed...


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Putting Trauma Behind

ECW’s funding provides education to 140,000 pre-primary, primary and secondary refugee school children — 38 percent of whom are girls — in the...

The Traveling Book

A children’s book campaign highlights the inspiring first-person accounts of girls and boys fleeing the Venezuela regional crisis.

Sadiya Goes to School

Displaced and living with a physical disability, a determined and courageous girl takes her first steps to learning and the future with support...