USAID gender chief Susan Markham shares stories of her recent trip to the West Bank and why improving opportunities for women and girls is the key for a brighter future for all.
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A food assistance voucher program in West Bank provides more than food to Palestinian families.
During my recent visit to Jenin, in the northern West Bank, I had the chance to visit the Canaan Fair Trade Company. With USAID assistance, Canaan is helping Palestinian growers increase their yields and tap into the rapidly growing global market in organic, fair trade products. The projects I saw showed how relatively modest investments […]
In Liberia, we held a signing ceremony for the signing of the new Education Reform Act, an historic moment for Liberia’s education sector. The signing of this act has a number of implications, chief among them are that by law all basic education (up to grade 9) in Liberia will be free and compulsory, as […]
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 […]
USAID Helping Young Palestinian Women Make Inroads into Male Dominated Fields Submitted by David Kahrman, USAID Mission to the West Bank and Gaza Like other students in the West Bank, Heba (23) and Nagham (17) saw the courses supported by USAID’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training Program as excellent opportunities to prepare for careers […]
In the Safa village in Ramallah, West Bank, we will hold a bike race as part of the Model School Development Program. This initiative seeks to introduce a student-centered, contemporary approach to teaching and learning that integrates child development at the physical, cognitive, psychological, and social levels. The focus is on improving the quality of […]
In Kenya, partnering with Pact Kenya we will hold a Trauma Healing and Social Reconciliation Workshop to develop a team of trainers/experts in the region to enhance the sustainability of people to people/social reconciliation processes. By helping individuals deal with trauma, we hope to improve relationships between communities in the area and create environments more […]