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Youth Continue to Drive Change in Belgrade

Five young people stand in front of a display

USAID is committed to fostering the next generation of youth leaders in Serbia.

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Helping Serbia Hold On To Its Future

Serbia’s young people are leaving home at staggering rates looking for employment. Learn how USAID convenes investors to help Serbia hold on to its best and brightest.

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Helping Salvadorans Build a Better Life at Home

Low-cost community outreach centers help reduce crime and violence, a leading cause of illegal migration, by providing youth in high-crime communities a place to learn computer skills or to play a musical instrument, engage in sports activities, or receive tutoring as alternatives to gang involvement. /USAID

USAID is working in El Salvador to tackle the problems driving illegal migration so that Salvadorans can build a better life at home. A secure, prosperous Central America is intrinsically tied to the security, economy and wellbeing of the United States.

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Cambodia’s Youth Debate Champion Helps Young People Find Their Voice

Linda Eang won first prize in the International Republican Institute’s televised debate series Next Generation in 2014. / IRI

Meet Linda Eang, a young Cambodian woman who won a televised debate competition. Linda recounts her journey from a shy girl to a debate champion and the first woman president of her university student senate.

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Keeping it Local: One Youth Leader Who Is Fighting Corruption in Ukraine

Taras Sluchyk speaks at public rally in his hometown of Ivano-Frankivsk, urging university students to mobilize. / Courtesy of IRI

On Anti-Corruption Day, learn how Taras Sluchyk became a passionate and engaged leader at the national level, gathering citizens and political and civic activists across Ukraine to join efforts against corruption. USAID continues to build on Taras’ progress in Ukraine, bringing communities together to reduce opportunities and incentives for corruption and create a common vision of a democratic future.

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How Vocational Training Is Changing the Destinies of Morocco’s Youth

Moroccan youth, who make up a third of their country’s population, represent a massive pool of untapped talent and potential. To help provide them with an alternative, USAID and its partners in Morocco are working together to provide sustainable opportunities for youth.

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Family Planning for the World’s Youth Promotes Peace, Health and Prosperity

With close to 600 million girls growing up in developing countries, achieving global prosperity starts with educating and empowering these young women so they can be healthy, productive members of their communities and become agents of change. This year’s World Population Day encourages us to “Invest in Teenage Girls.” Voluntary family planning is one tool […]

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Even Amid a Humanitarian Crisis, Education Cannot Wait

Victoria Cole, 12, hasn’t let the Ebola crisis interrupt her education. Here she participates in in an outdoor classroom while schools in Liberia were closed during the height of the Ebola epidemic / Neil Brandvold for USAID

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.

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Building Opportunities for Out-of-School Youth in Jordan

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.

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Online to On the Ground: How Students in Virginia Supported Nepal Earthquake Recovery

When a devastating earthquake shook Nepal last April, my fellow students at the College of William & Mary and I jumped into action. In mapping affected areas, our efforts helped guide recovery aspects and allow first responders to carry out life-saving efforts.

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