NEWTON, MA | November 18, 2010
Luther S. Luedtke, president and CEO of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), one of the world’s leading education and health nonprofits, will receive the 2010 African Elders Award from the African Health Foundation. The award recognizes leaders who have shown commitment and dedication to improving health and economic opportunity throughout sub-Saharan Africa. It will be presented November 20 in Framingham, Massachusetts.
The foundation nominating committee selected Luedtke for “pragmatic leadership of one of the largest nonprofit organizations confronting human basic necessities/challenges across the globe.” The award will be presented by Kenyan Minister of Immigration and Registration of Persons, the Honorable Otieno Kajwang, during ceremonies at the foundation’s annual dinner.
“I am deeply honored—personally and on behalf of EDC—to have been selected for the 2010 African Elders Award,” Luedtke said upon hearing of the award. “Our organizations share a commitment to improving health and opportunity throughout Africa, and that makes this recognition especially meaningful for me.” African Health Foundation programs provide children with education and life skills to prepare them to assume responsibility and leadership in their families and communities. EDC works with governments, teachers, and parents to improve learning for in- and out-of-school children and youth in 35 countries, including throughout sub-Saharan Africa. EDC also extends the reach of education through the use of radio, mobile phones, computers, and other technologies.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), is a global nonprofit organization that develops, delivers, and evaluates innovative programs to solve some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. EDC conducts more than 350 projects in 35 countries. Visit www.edc.org.