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IRC Education Programs

The IRC recognizes the critical role education plays in the stabilization of a nation and the development of a skilled and competent human resource base. Equally important is the cognitive development and social and emotional well-being of children and youth through meaningful engagement in future-oriented, stimulating learning activities.

The IRC seeks to support governments' efforts to establish a quality educational system and often provides technical support for policy and program development. Likewise, the IRC provides direct assistance in the form of programs such as community-based schooling, teacher training, capacity-building for vocational training centers, community mobilization and the development of PTAs (Parent Teacher Associations). All of these extend the reach and the impact of a country’s ministry of education strategy.