Across the continent, we see promising new approaches that help us understand what works to prevent and respond to violence within schools. We all must support more rigorous research and evaluations to build our global evidence base on violence prevention programming and policy.
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While teachers, students and parents prepare for “Back to School,” some 80 million children around the world are out of school because of crisis and conflict. USAID is committed to providing children and youth—including the most vulnerable—access to an education.
In observance of the International Day for Tolerance on November 16, Andrew Plitt, USAID Senior Development Advisor to the United States European Command (USEUCOM), reflects on how USAID and the Department of Defense are helping to build a more unified Macedonia after the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Through his eyes, the USAID-DOD partnership is providing a glimmer of hope for the future of Macedonia, especially among its youth.
During emergencies, education often becomes an afterthought. But without it, children are at increased risk of abuse. No one donor can do this alone. We must work together with countries affected by these crises and our education partners.
USAID launches a program in Jordan to expand non-formal education to 28 new school-based centers. The effort aims to enhance the prospects of vulnerable, out-of-school youth, both Jordanian and Syrian.
Jordan and Lebanon have opened their doors to Syrians fleeing conflict in their home country, and USAID is helping these generous neighbors of Syria manage the added needs for housing, education and other vital services.
The lives of more than 1 million Nigerian children and youth have been derailed by violence. USAID is working to give these internally displaced children a chance to continue their education with community based non-formal learning centers.
In some parts of the world, being deaf can mean being cut off from education and left without alternative options. USAID is committed to changing that, working to make sure every child can learn, grow and be empowered.
This year, Americans celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Let’s take a moment to recognize the impact of USAID’s inclusive education and youth workforce development programs in other parts of the world.