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    Basic Education

    OLE is founded on the belief that every person has the right, not privilege, to a quality basic education.




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    Public Health

    We help our students nurture their body and mind so they can meet their full potential




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    Entrepreneurship

    We help people become, not just literate, but life-long learners and leaders in their communities.




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    Our Strategy for Change

    We've read the writing on the wall warning of a "global learning crisis" if we don't act




Who We Are

OLE is a 501(c)(3) social benefit organization committed to removing the barriers to education by providing open and free access to meaningful learning. Since 2007, we have established Open Learning Communities throughout the developing world so that even the most marginalized individuals are empowered to explore, discover and grow within a publicly-supported, locally-run innovative education system.

Strong Leadership

Our students form lasting relationships, not with tablets, but with locally trained coaches and educators.

Open Education Resources

Our customized tablets come with curated educational content from our basic e-learning library (BeLL).

Continuous Improvement

Our robust system of user feedback and data analytics ensures the ongoing effectiveness of our programs.

Scalable Programs

Our programs consider local needs and capacities to create self-sustainable learning centers worldwide.

Some Of Our Programs

Aside from our permanent programs, we are constantly partnering with local governments and organizations to launch new learning initiatives

From the Blog

Join the Discussion! Our CEO and program directors are constantly posting new content in response to recent current events, thought-provoking editorials, reforms in online education, and readers' comments.

Scaling and Sustaining Innovations

One of the great challenges facing the goal of Quality Universal Basic Education throughout the world is how to scale and sustain innovations that are designed to achieve that goal.  Having been asked to be on a panel at the 2014 mEducation Alliance Sympositum  in Washington this week, I have tried to organize my thoughts

Oct 20, 2014 Admin

Re: Coaching is a great idea but….

In response to Dr. Rowe’s blog below, while  I agree that coaching is a great idea, from whom are the teacher trainees supposed to learn? As we have seen in our work in Ghana and from experiences shared by other teachers across the continent and other parts of the world, the challenge comes from the

Oct 12, 2014 Admin

Coaching – a way to improve teaching and learning

Recently a school in Oakland California that is providing “residencies” for new teachers, as a novel approach for teacher training, was featured by the New York Times. This program is modeled after medical training and is based on the truth that the skills required by professionals can best be acquired in real life situations with

Oct 12, 2014 Admin

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