In the aftermath of the January 12th earthquake EDC’s Haitian Out-of-School Youth Livelihood Project (IDEJEN) is helping youths rebuild their futures.
Widny Laurent, 18, is sleeping with neighbors under a makeshift tent at Place Boyer in Pétionville, Port-au-Prince. And he has been since January 12 when the earth—and his life—underwent a shocking upheaval.
In Mindanao, a region wracked by decades of conflict, EDC offers basic education and workforce development training opportunities for youth who have dropped out of school, including small-engine mechanics, carpentry, weaving, baking, and electronics repair.
EDC collaborates with the University of California, Berkeley, to develop youth worker safety training materials for students, teachers, and businesses that hire teenagers. Chris Miara conducted trainings in New Jersey, the Virgin Islands, and Georgia on youth and workplace hazards.
From dropout to vagrant to teen mother, 19-year-old Manoucheka Lizaire’s life quickly unraveled as she followed a path familiar to girls living in poverty. In Haiti alone, thousands of teens are like Manoucheka—out of school and living on the streets, in domestic servitude, or with families too poor to provide them with an education.
The Youth Employment Summit (YES) Campaign, an EDC project that works with countries around the world to find and create sustainable livelihoods for young people, is holding its third global summit in Nairobi, Kenya, from September 13-16.
The Ford PAS program, an interdisciplinary high school program developed by Ford Motor Company Fund in collaboration with EDC, is the anchor of two new initiatives designed to help prepare students for careers in fields such as business, engineering, math, science, and technology.
EQUIP3/Haitian Out-of-School Youth Livelihood Initiative, or IDEJEN as the project is known locally, operates twelve youth centers. Each center provides 50 students between the ages of 15-20 with an education in basic reading, writing, and mathematics. Students also receive lessons in health, nutrition, conflict-resolution, and other life-skills. In addition, they learn a marketable trade such as sewing, woodworking, auto mechanics, handcrafts, hotel services, or agricultural businesses.
Two major youth employment initiatives have joined forces to improve the economic prospects for young people around the world. EDC’s Youth Employment Summit (YES) Campaign and the inter-agency Youth Employment Network (YEN) led by the United Nations, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the World Bank have launched a collaborative, international effort to harness the energy of partners and affiliates to increase employment and improve job development efforts for millions of youth.
Hundreds of delegates from around the world are convening at the third Youth Employment Summit (YES) in Mexico this week. The Summit will assess global progress on youth employment issues and offer a forum where innovative policies, practices, and ideas can be shared and used for initiating committed action.
More than 1,000 participants from around the world are expected at a global summit on youth employment in October, a meeting organized by EDC’s Youth Employment Summit (YES) Campaign. The meeting will be held October 4-7 in Veracruz, Mexico.
The Youth Employment Summit (YES) celebrated the first anniversary of its global campaign by congratulating organizers of YES initiatives in 25 countries, who have launched skills development programs, entrepreneurial training workshops, and scholarships for underprivileged youth since the YES Alexandria in Egypt last September.
We are the young editors, collaborators, and staff writers of
Students magazine. Our magazine is led by youth; 90 percent
of the articles are written by young people, and all the staff members
are under 25. We have a widespread network of students and readers
across the country, and we distribute more than 100,000 copies per week.
preparation for YES 2002, young people on every continent have
organized YES Country Networks to focus attention on the issue
of youth employment and to create a structure that will respond
to the Summit’s call for a Global Campaign for Youth Employment.
22 telephone lines and 3 computers per 1,000 people, India has
a very poor basic information and communication infrastructure.
Even though this infrastructure is highly concentrated in urban
areas, Internet access via the telephone is still difficult and
expensive in urban areas. In rural India, more than half of India’s
villages lack telephone connectivity, let alone Internet access.
The Hon. William J. Clinton, former president of the United States, will serve with Egyptian First Lady Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak as co-chair of a major, international, 10-year campaign to expand employment opportunities throughout the world, it was announced today.
As a thousand world leaders meet at the World Economic Forum’s ‘Davos in New York’ Annual Meeting, the Youth Employment Summit will bring together youth leaders from 25 countries to highlight issues of youth employment around the world.
Modeled on earlier summits such as the Earth Summit in Rio and the Beijing Women’s Summit, YES2002 is intended to focus international attention on the issue of youth employment and to launch a campaign to create sustainable livelihoods for half a billion young people within the next decade.