Since the start of COVID-19, epicenters of the virus have moved across borders, across continents, and across hemispheres. Now, as of mid-May, Latin America is the newest region suffering from the most cases of and subsequent deaths due to the novel-coronavirus.
Education and Culture
The Tennessee and Venezuela Partners of the Americas Chapters are documenting four decades of partnership together and continue their efforts despite the barriers of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tennessee Chapter incorporated in Nashville in 1967, and the Venezuela Chapter was established in Caracas several years later (1974). They have worked together for the mutual benefit of Venezuela and Tennessee for 46 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.