In Indonesia, where more than half the population lives below the poverty line, access to education gives children an alternative to dangerous jobs and sex work. Pictured: Indonesian girls in class Mercy Corps works to combat poverty and provide education in Indonesia through better governance.

This October, in its shining new downtown headquarters, Mercy Corps is opening the Mercy Corps Action Center. The multimedia learning museum is meant to further engage the public in the humanitarian organization’s mission to end world poverty and hunger. The 4,700-square-foot interactive Action Center was designed by renowned New York exhibit designer Ed Schlossberg.

Check out excerpts from the Action Center’s exhibits in this slideshow. To learn more and do more, visit the Mercy Corps Action Center in person: opening activities begin on Friday October 9, from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, at the corner of 1st & SW Ankeny Street in downtown Portland.