The Educational Development Center (EDC) leads the implementation of Opportunity 2.0.
EDC is a nonprofit organization that improves learning and teaching, health and human development, and economic opportunities for people of all ages worldwide. It creates, delivers, and evaluates innovative programs, services, products, systems, and policy improvements. EDC has operated in the Philippines since 2006, with projects including EQuALLS, Basa Pilipinas, MYDev, and AWARE.
Below is the dynamic team EDC has put together to lead O2’s implementation in the Philippines.
Ilya has over 19 years of international development experience managing diverse finance and operations team for USAID funded projects ensuring compliance, effective use of resources and timely execution of activities.
Deputy Chief of Party—Technical Programs
Tere is a seasoned educator and development worker having spent 26 years supporting USAID and Philippine education programs. She specializes in Alternative Learning Systems, work readiness, curricula development, youth leadership, and alliance building.
Miriam is a senior education expert with over 25 years of experience in youth education and work readiness programs; integrated development of economic growth areas; and in peace and development and rural rehabilitation programs in post-conflict setting.
Benz has a decade of experience in technical and vocational education, workforce and skills development having served at the Philippine Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Engels has 10 years of experience as an M&E and research professional. He has provided evidence-based research for USAID projects, DSWD program, and the British Council focused on social protection and anti-poverty programs.
Grekka is a communications expert who has been supporting organizations achieve development results for the past decade. She has developed communications strategies and materials in the fields of youth development, local economic development, and child rights.