JBS International, Inc.
My name is Matthew French and I work for JBS International, Inc. This blog draws upon research conducted under contract with USAID’s office of Education (read the full youth engagement report here), as well as my own experiences working with young people.
International Youth Foundation & USAID
The Tanzania Youth Scholars (TYS) program is a five-year initiative of the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support vulnerable youth in the transition from school to work. The program’s overarching objective was to increase access to quality vocational and entrepreneurship training and secondary education opportunities for 1,800 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) aged 14–24, along with other support to create economic opportunities for youth.
For hundreds of millions of children and young adults who wake each day to poverty, the future can look daunting. There are few avenues to escape life in slums, where dreams often are dampened by a reality of limited access to essentials — such as education and health care — that others take for granted.
International Labour Office and The MasterCard Foundation
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is in the grip of an unemployment crisis that is mainly affecting its countries’ youth populations. The region’s unemployment rates among the youth cohort are twice as high as the global average and are particularly high among those with tertiary education. High unemployment rates are accompanied by increased shares of inactivity among youth, with too many youth withdrawing from the labour market due to family responsibilities or discouragement with their labour market prospects.
Ashesi University College & The MasterCard Foundation
Berekuso, Ghana, November 18, 2016 – Ashesi University College’s commitment to educating Africa’s next generation of ethical leaders was bolstered today with an additional $25.5 million commitment from The MasterCard Foundation. What was initially envisioned as a commitment to support the education of 200 bright young African leaders as part of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program has been expanded to include an additional 240 students.
Youth Service America
The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries - regardless of income - to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
The programme offers personal and professional development to leaders who work for positive social change in the fields of democracy, human rights, sustainability and equality. YLVP provides the tools necessary to accomplish greater social impact. YLVP builds and strengthens individual leadership through group-centric methods such as collaboration, feedback and reflection. Participants will learn in group from merited facilitators and from each other, through workshops, practical exercises and hands-on performance.
Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS)
The 2017 application for the Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is now available! YYAS is a high-intensity program that brings together African secondary school students for a cost-free seven-day residential program designed to introduce students to the demanding U.S. university and financial aid application process and requirements. In 2016, YYAS hosted programs in Ghana, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe and welcomed 300 African high school students into its growing alumni network.
Applications are invited for Asia Exchange Scholarships to pursue study abroad program in one of Asian partner universities for one semester. Students from Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada; The Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; The Netherlands; Norway; Sweden; Switzerland and USA are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Asia Exchange enables students to take part in study abroad semesters and internships in Asia. They increase internationalization and streamline student mobility in a convenient and affordable way.
The East-West Center
East-West Center is inviting applications for Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship. The eight (8) week program involves a combination of personal strategic planning activities, leadership development workshops, and reflective space to independently develop strategic plans or projects within the context of the East-West Center community. TThe leadership development program is designed to provide opportunities for advanced professionals to reflect on personal and organizational achievement while developing plans for the future.