Stories of Change is Ashoka’s electronic book series. This volume, meant to provide inspiration to both youth and the practitioners who serve them, offers the stories of ten young “changemakers” from around the world.
The Africa Commission presents a progress report on the work that has been done by the Africa Commission to realize its goals to focus their development agenda towards Africa with the creation of decent jobs for the growing African youth population, as described in its ‘Copenhagen Statement’. This report also includes a number of key-note articles by commissioners and other prominent persons on matters of concern to Africa and the Africa Commission, as well as shorter articles sharing some relevant experience and lessons learned.
This annual report focuses on the theme of enterprise, and attempts to document the different ways that enterprise has been integrated in ten of Aflatoun’s programs. The cases show that enterprise is flexible and not prescriptive, and that it can be adapted to meet organizational needs and demands.
Washington University, Center for Social Development
Saving for Education, Entrepreneurship, and Downpayment (SEED) is a policy, practice, research, communication, and
market development initiative designed to test the efficacy of, and inform policy for, a national system of savings
and asset-building accounts for children and youth in the United States. SEED is implementing and studying
inclusive saving in the form of Child Development Accounts (CDAs), established as early as birth and ideally
lasting across the full life course for all Americans. This summary report on SEED is based on CDA experience
with over 1,171 children and their families in 12 states and communities.
The Advancing Youth Project will provide increased access to quality alternative basic education services, social and leadership development and livelihoods for out of school youth aged 13-35 who have no or marginal literacy and numeracy skills. The Project will work closely with the Ministry of Education and community-based organizations to build their capacity to manage a system and programs that provide youth with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
TheGarissa YouthProject (G-Youth) is designed to create enabling environments that empower youth in different ways through a youth-owned, youth-led model.The project supports youth in designing and managing initiatives that improve economic and social opportunities for themselves and their communities, enables increased numbers of Garissan youth to have greater access to livelihood opportunities and the world of work, increases youth retention and transition to secondar
This report explores the pressure the “youth bulge” in the Middle East is putting on educational systems, labor markets, health care, natural resources, and infrastructure. It also outlines a social entrepreneurship model, which the authors of this report believe could be the model to address the multi-sectoral challenges young people in the Middle East face.
CRS Vietnam supports the growth of inclusive education by encouraging enrollment of children with disabilities in regular schools and training teachers on inclusive education methods. CRS has developed a comprehensive model of inclusive education, vocational training and job placement for children and youth with disabilities. In the current Inclusion of Vietnamese With Disabilities project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development through 2010, CRS works with the Vietnamese Ministry of Education to expand inclusive education practices.
RTI, University of Michigan, Rutgers University, North Carolina State University, and Associates in Rural Development
The project assists Liberia in equipping its young women and men for professional careers as leaders, managers, extension agents, researchers, and small business owners in agriculture and engineering. EHELD works to build practical, experience-based, and labor market-aligned educational and research programs to prepare skilled professionals and help university faculty address the challenges of economic and infrastructure development.