Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams. Yet one in 19 children is engaged in child labor in the Americas, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This year, Partners of the Americas commemorates World Day Against Child Labor by striving for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7, which calls for an end to all child labor by 2025.
At Partners of the Americas, we strive to empower and educate women to ensure healthy children, families, and communities. As we reflect on Mother’s Day 2019, we want to highlight how programs like Ranfòse Abitid Nitrisyon pou Fè Ogmante Santee (RANFOSE) have empowered mothers to ensure healthier lives for them and their children.
In January 2018, a chat between Partners Indiana-Brazil Chapter Member Jill Woerner, and friend of Partners of the Americas, Roberta Pegoraro led to the birth of a teacher-to-teacher exchange between Indiana and Brazil that has changed the lives of over a dozen educators.
Partners Washington, D.C. staff celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by discussing and learning how to incorporate eco-friendly habits into our everyday lives. Senior Program Officer Summar Lyons presented ideas of how the staff can reduce our carbon footprint.
The Virginia - Santa Catarina, Brazil Chapter's Best Practices
Career Connections Seminar Participant, Leorah B. McGinnis, recently attended the inaugural Career Connections Seminar for U.S. exchange alumni. She discusses how the Seminar helped leverage the unique skills she developed abroad for her career development.
Happy International Women´s Day. Today, Partners of the Americas celebrates International Women's Day. This year's theme is #BalanceforBetter, which calls for gender equity around the world, including in workplaces, governments, and the media.
When Tennessee Partner's Jessica Edwards was finishing her Peace Corps Service in the Dominican Republic, she, like most Peace Corps Volunteers, was wondering what difference she made in the lives of local people with whom she worked. She found a way to answer this question through an innovative program, Picture Change.
One small step. It sounds like such a simple action, but it can have a profound impact on many, including myself.
I wish you all a wonderful 2019. This past year we were able to accomplish so much through your support.