In honor of the International Day of the Girl, we are celebrating Partners of the Americas’ (Partners) U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)-funded Paraguay Okakuaa project that combats child labor and forced labor in Paraguay by empowering vulnerable families through educational and economic opportunities, with a special focus on women and girls.
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Partners of the Americas was delighted to welcome students from the Buenos Aires Provincial Youth Leaders Program to Washington, D.C. on September 7. This group of nine high-school students, along with one mentor, is the first cohort to visit the United States through this program. In partnership with America Solidaria, the program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through the Embassy of Argentina in the U.S.
Kansas Paraguay Partners (KPP) is a network of networks. Our most valuable resources are volunteers who are grateful for opportunities to learn and grow friendships across borders. When we share our stories, others become engaged. This is amplified by collaborating organizations, including educational institutions and arts organizations.
Since its creation in July 2017, the USAID-funded Ranfose Abitid Nitrisyon pou Fè Ogmante Sante Program (RANFOSE), implemented by Partners of the Americas, has sought to fight malnutrition in Haiti through food fortification. In cooperation with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, (GAIN), the program advocates for policy changes that have led to providing approximately 7-8.5 million Haitians with access to fortified foods.
Since 2008, August 19 has been designated as World Humanitarian Day to pay tribute to the aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people impacted by crises around the world. In honor of this year’s theme, #WomenHumanitarians, we celebrate the contributions of all of our volunteers, especially our women volunteers. In 2018, 6,122 Partners volunteers and members served more than 11,000 hours.
In commemoration of International Youth Day, Partners of the Americas is proud to support the United Nations in celebrating the power of youth as agents of change. This year’s theme is “Transforming Education,” centering on making education more inclusive and accessible for all youth.
Partners of the Americas esta feliz de presentar a los jóvenes que van a participar en el programa Buenos Aires Provincial Youth Leaders. / Partners of the Americas is proud to present the students who will be participating in the Buenos Aires Provincial Youth Leaders Program.
Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Learn about our new project and efforts to reduce human trafficking!
The Goiás Chapter shares its successes and best practices, which are inspired by U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 4: ensuring quality education for all.
Today, Partners of the Americas commemorates World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) by recognizing the power of adequate skills training to combat youth unemployment. This year, WYSD centers on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all under Sustainable Development Goal 4. At Partners, we work toward this goal by teaching youth marketable skills and emphasizing the importance of education to transform lives around the world.
Learn more about the work of Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer Melanie Forstrom!
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.
Find out the top five things to do while in Costa Rica during the third annual Higher Education Partnership Conference!
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.
From April 12-14, the PartnersCampus Network served their communities for Global Youth Service Day (GYSD). // El 12-13 de abril, la red PartnersCampus sirvió sus comunidades para Global Youth Service Day (GYSD).
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.