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Youth Empowerment is Key to President Obama’s Vision for Africa’s Future

Group of African young adults. Photo credit: USAID

In partnership with the International Youth Foundation, USAID is ensuring that African youth have real opportunities to achieve their dreams and build their futures. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: LiveatState on USAID in Africa

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Last week USAID Administrator Shah participated in a LiveAtState virtual press conference where we talked about his trip to Africa with President Obama. Read more >>

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Building a Future in Tanzania – Brick by Brick

Rajabu (far right) hones his bricklaying skills through the Tanzania Youth Scholars Program. Photo credit: International Youth Foundation

The story of one man in Tanzania who is building a better life for himself and his family – brick by brick. Read more >>

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Yes, Youth Can: Empowering the Voices of Youth in Kenya

Members of Yes, Youth Can, work with tin and recycled materials to make jewelry and boxes. Photo credit: Christie Vilsack

Through Yes, Youth Can, young adults are starting up their own small businesses in Kenya. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Administrator Rajiv Shah and Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo Credit: Pat Adams, USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of June 24, 2013. Read more >>

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USAID’s Investment in Africa

Women in Senegal. Photo credit: USAID

As President Obama embarks on his trip to Africa, USAID is proud to take this opportunity to highlight the important work we are doing there. Read more >>

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What I Saw and Learned in Southeast Asia and Why I Left Inspired

Chelsea Clinton visits a Clinton Health Access Initiative project. Photo credit: Thu Van Dinh

Chelsea Clinton reflects on her travels across Southeast Asia, delivering clean water as part of Procter & Gamble’s Clinton Global Initiative commitment in Myanmar. Read more >>

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Facing History: Education’s Role in Transitional Justice

Karen Murphy is International Director for Facing History and Ourselves, an international educational and professional development NGO. Photo credit: Facing History and Ourselves

International Director for Facing History and Ourselves, Karen Murphy, discusses the role of education in transitional justice. Read more >>

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How Rap Music is Saving Lives in the Caribbean

Members of the St. Patrick’s Rangers, a voluntary youth club in Jamaica, engage in a map reading session through a disaster preparedness program led by USAID’s partner, Catholic Relief Services. Photo credit: Catholic Relief Services

The Youth Emergency Action Committees program led by Catholic Relief Services with support from USAID is one that transforms teens into disaster-preparedness leaders. Read more >>

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Youth Win in Central America

Through the A Ganar program, USAID targets at-risk youth like Eddie in fifteen countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, using soccer as a powerful motivator and tool to teach young people important values like respect and responsibility, as well as other vital skills that will help them achieve success as they enter the workforce, pursue their education further, or start their own business.

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