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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.

 

World Youth Skills Day 2019

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.

 

Kentucky-Ecuador Chapter Best Practices: Recruiting Members and Volunteers

KY Partners in Sales Booth_0.jpgThe Kentucky-Ecuador Chapter shares its best practices for recruiting new members and volunteers for projects. The practices include: (1) reaching out to people; (2) sharing your enthusiasm for Partners; (3) telling prospective members how they can make a significant contribution to their projects; and (4) using volunteers from other projects.
 

Top 5 Things To Do In Costa Rica

bird.jpgFind out the top five things to do while in Costa Rica during the third annual Higher Education Partnership Conference!

Teacher Exchange Shares Culture and Education Between Brazil and the U.S.

ch3.jpgIn 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 Staff Celebrates Earth Day

IMG_6082 (1).jpgPartners 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.

PartnersCampus Network Celebrates Global Youth Service Day

PHOTO-2019-04-17-12-37-54 5 (2).jpgFrom 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).

Leveraging the Unique Skills of U.S. Exchange Alumni

0 (1).jpgCareer 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.

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