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Facebook Activism Inspires West Bank Youth

Youth in the West Bank town of Burqa are using Facebook to motivate a new generation of civic activism for the health of the community. Ameena Abu Odeh, a 17-year-old from the West Bank town of Burqa, is a typical teenager. An avid ‘Facebooker,’ she was surprised to see a flurry of health activism related […]

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Blogging for Political and Social Change

Laura Rodriguez manages the USAID Impact Blog and Luke Forgerson is the Managing Editor of DipNote, the U.S. Department of State official blog. As Secretary Clinton returns from Africa, here in Washington D.C. the State Department has been hosting some of the world’s best known and most influential bloggers, including several headliners from Africa. The […]

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Don’t Miss USAID’s Pakistan Open Houses in New York City, Los Angeles, and Houston!

Come participate in one of USAID Pakistan’s Open Houses in New York City, Los Angeles, and Houston this October. Read more >>

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Pipeline to Prosperity: Creating Sustainable Partnerships for Minority Businesses

Submitted by Mauricio Vera Today I spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus conference on a panel entitled “Pipeline to Prosperity: Creating Sustainable Partnerships for Minority Businesses”. The event was hosted by Congresswoman Barbara Lee and the audience consisted primarily of small and minority business owners. I enjoy participating in these events to hear from the […]

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USAID Hosts over 130 Guests for Agency’s Iftar

By Hilda Arellano, Counselor for the U.S. Agency for International Development Last night, I was honored to stand in as host for our USAID Iftar, as our Administrator, Dr. Raj Shah, was touring the flood-affected areas of Pakistan.  An Iftar marks nightly breaking of the fast, which practicing Muslims undertake during the holy month of […]

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Update from Morocco on the Ramadan Youth Outreach Event

Submitted by Matthew Johnson The Ramadan Youth Outreach conference is in full swing. There is so much to write about, but I want to provide a few observations from the first full day of sessions. As I mentioned in my previous entry, the first day of the conference focused on Entrepreneurship, Employability, and Investment. There […]

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From Ideas to Projects: Kicking off Morocco’s Ramadan Youth Event

Submitted by Matthew Johnson, Outreach Coordinator, Asia & Middle East Bureaus Yesterday afternoon more than 160 youth (18 to 35) from across Morocco descended on the Capital city of Rabat. These young men and women have traveled long distances to participate in USAID’s 3rd annual Ramadan Youth Outreach event. I’ve traveled to Morocco from Washington, […]

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USAID – From the Field

In Indonesia we are hosting the second annual Ramadan outreach program to teach Indonesian youth about America’s religious diversity. The program aims to reach out to youth between the ages of 15-25. American officers from the Jakarta mission and Indonesian student exchange alumni will speak during the 3-week program.  There will be 40 events throughout the greater […]

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USAID Support to Girls’ Education Helps Break Cycle of Poverty in Pakistan

In many households in Pakistan, poverty and tradition prevent millions of school age children access to quality education. Low attendance rates, inadequate infrastructure, and poorly trained teachers perpetuate theseserious gaps in education.  Despite these challenges, education is a top priority for families. USAID/Pakistan is making schooling more accessible to girls so to help them become […]

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