OLE is founded on the belief that every person has the right, not privilege, to a quality basic education.
We help our students nurture their body and mind so they can meet their full potential
We help people become, not just literate, but life-long learners and leaders in their communities.
We've read the writing on the wall warning of a "global learning crisis" if we don't act
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.
Aside from our permanent programs, we are constantly partnering with local governments and organizations to launch new learning initiatives
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At dinner this evening in Beruit, the mother of my host family spoke of a conversation she had a few weeks ago with a Syrian widow with two boys, ages 8 and 10. They had fled Syria but had not been able to get the papers needed that would enable them to stay in Lebanon. This
OLE has been given an award from the UNHCR Innovation Fund to implement its TIGAR program (These Inspiring Girls Are Reading) for adolescent Syrian girls in UNHCR’s Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Dr. Rowe will travel to Zaatari, in the northwest part of Jordan the first week of November where he will interview the ten
OLE Kenya launched the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Challenge program in Nairobi, Kenya the first week of May with support provided by the Public Affairs office of the US Embassy. The YALI program is an initiative by President Obama to support an emerging generation of African leaders as they work to drive economic growth,