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Partners Honduras Provides the Tools for Success Through Education

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In 2017, the Partners Honduras Chapter launched a new education initiative to help prepare secondary school students to graduate in the country. These graduates often need more resources than are provided to develop the communication and technical skills necessary to succeed in today’s global workforce. For this reason, the Honduras Chapter’s work is crucial to help more students complete their education. 

2019 Year in Review

DEC NL_13.jpgPartners has accomplished a lot in 2019, thanks to all of our supporters and members! We have compiled our top 2019 highlights from each of the four units: the Education and Global Citizenship Unit, the Economic Development and Health Unit, the Child Protection Unit, and the Membership Unit. We are excited for all of the life-changing partnerships to come in 2020.

Arkansas-Eastern Bolivia Chapter Best Practices: Youth Ambassadors Program

180766_188175971204449_2406948_N (1).jpegThe Arkansas-Eastern Bolivia Chapter, which started in 1965, has led numerous exchanges primarily in the areas of health, agriculture, culture, and education. Their Youth Ambassadors (YA) Program is one of the Chapter’s most successful initiatives and therefore a best practice.

Alcanzar mis sueños con A Ganar/Achieving my Dreams with A Ganar

IMG-1020 (1).jpegEn 2010, Antonio de Jesús Reyes Meza (Toño) vivió en una de las zonas más pobres y peligrosas de Ciudad Juárez, México. Luego encontró A Ganar, el programa de Partners of the Americas que ayuda a los jóvenes de las comunidades más complejas de América Latina y el Caribe a encontrar empleo, emprender un negocio o regresar a la escuela a través del poder del deporte./ In 2010, Antonio de Jesús Reyes Meza (Toño) lived in one of the poorest and most dangerous zones in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Then he found A Ganar, Partners’ program that helps youth in some of the toughest communities in Latin America and the Caribbean find employment or return to school through the power of sport.

Colorado Chapter Best Practices

SCREEN SHOT 2019-11-21 AT 5.09.26 PM (1).jpegOne of the Colorado Chapter’s best practices is participating in the Greeley Multicultural Festival every year to engage more in our community and recruiting new members every year by attending the Greeley Multicultural Festival in Greeley, Colorado. Located in Greeley, Colorado, we presented at the Festival, which “celebrates diverse cultures embedded in the fabric of our community.”

Open Doors 2019 Report Recap

Image 11-22-19 at 10.54 AM_0.jpgIn celebration of International Education Week, the Institute of International Education (IIE) released its annual Open Doors Report on November 18, 2019. The report found that the number of international students in the United States is at an all-time high. Additionally, Latin America and the Caribbean region demonstrated promising growth as a destination for U.S. students studying abroad. 

Creating Lasting Partnerships with Farmer-to-Farmer

THUMBNAIL_IMG_4910 (2).jpegOn October 30, a former Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) volunteer, Bill Nichols, visited the Partners of the Americas’ (Partners) Washington, D.C. office to offer insight on his volunteer experiences. Nichols boasts an extensive history of volunteering, with 56 assignments over the past decade. 

Working Toward Food Security in Jamaica

Image 10-25-19 at 2.38 PM_0_0_0.jpgKellen Parrish, Senior Program Officer for the Economic Development and Health Unit, saw firsthand how Partners Jamaica field staff work tirelessly to make volunteer assignments successful and strive for greater food security in Jamaica during his trip to the country.

Empowering Girls Through Paraguay Okakuaa on International Day of the Girl

idgmain_2_0.jpgIn 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. 

Buenos Aires Youth Leaders Form Cultural Connections and Understandings in D.C.

 

IMG_3501_0.jpgPartners 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 Best Practices

KPP 50th Annv centerpiece.jpgKansas 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.

Providing Fortified Food for Eight Million Haitians

20150226_8618 - Stephanie Verganza (2)_0.jpgSince 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.

Celebrating Women Humanitarians

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.

International Youth Day 2019

 

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. 

Jóvenes participantes del programa Buenos Aires Provincial Youth Leaders

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.

 

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