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Zhang's Decision: Life Skills in Action at a Chinese Vocational School

Originally posted by International Youth Foundation

"Now, do you agree with Zhang’s decision?"

I’m facing the white board at the front of the classroom, and behind me a straight line of quietly whispering students in matching blue and orange uniforms stretches out to the far wall. 

Youth Economic Opportunities Featured at USAID 2015 Global Education Summit

The USAID 2015 Global Education Summit brought together a broad array of stakeholders in the field of global education, including USAID education staff from Missions around the world, USG representatives, partner countries’ Ministries of Education, NGOs, think tanks, as well as thought leaders to review current best practices and demonstrate new and innovative approaches to global education. The Summit commemorated the momentum built under the current Education Strategy, and set a strong course for continued strategic investment in education.

Back to School, On to Unemployment? Addressing the Global Unemployment Crisis Facing Youth

Originally posted by The Huffington Post

It's dark outside when Martin Kiptoo Kiyeng opens his eyes. He gazes at the concrete ceiling of the room he shares with his cousin's brother in Rongai, Nairobi. He sighs. It's 5 am on a Wednesday in September, his 700th day of unemployment since he graduated high school.

YCI's Film ‘Giving Hope to Survivors of Human Trafficking’ Reveals Big Impacts

Giving Hope to Survivors of Human Trafficking’ – a short film by YCI’ tells the stories of survivors who are graduating from a six month training programme in hotels around the world, and are embarking on new careers and more promising futures.

Agriculture as a Business for Youth in Africa

Originally published by The Young Africa Works Summit

Agriculture is the single largest source of income for rural Africans and contributes to a quarter of the continent’s GDP. The sector occupies more than 70 percent of the labor force in Africa’s low-income countries and contributes to food security and poverty reduction.

Mixed Livelihoods: A Reality for Youth in Africa

Originally published by The Young Africa Works Summit

Africa has 600 million young people under the age of 25. These youth have aspirations and dreams of who they want to be, how they will contribute to their communities and the work they would like to do.

Young People Can Save: The Emerging Youth Savings Group Model and Why We Need Your Support

I’m passionate about the power of financial inclusion – particularly the financial inclusion of young people.

Why? Globally young people are disproportionately financially excluded for a myriad of often complex reasons. One illustration of this exclusion was highlighted by the World Bank’s Findex data released earlier this year, showing that in Sub Saharan Africa just 20% of young people have a bank account compared to 33% of adults.


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