Posts tagged youth
Posts tagged youth
Science class in Lesotho - 2009
Arts and crafts in Belize - 2009
A classroom in the Philippines - 2006
A youth development Volunteer works with children on a bakery project to help them earn money for their families as an alternative to selling candy on the street in Ecuador
Students in Liberia - 2009
Today is the first-ever International Day of the Girl Child.
The day was established by the the United Nations General Assembly to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around the world. It’s an occasion for reaching out and educating others about the status of girls and the positive results that can be obtained by investing in them and is a good platform for engaging girls directly and offering them an opportunity to interact with positive role models.
How did you help empower young women during your Peace Corps service?
The center is designed to benefit the growing number of children who roam the streets while their parents work, who live in extreme poverty, or who are abandoned. Our objective is to continue improving the lives of socially disadvantaged or at-risk youth by strengthening certain elements of our current center.
- Peace Corps Volunteer Sandra Rose Wildermuth, who is working with her community in Paraguay to renovate the local youth center, which serves as a soup kitchen and space for educational resources and counseling
Peace Corps Volunteer Julie Nelson shared this photo and story about making a difference in the life of one young woman in Azerbaijan:
“One of my students, Shole, has personally struggled a lot in the time I’ve known her. Her parents are divorced, her mother is absent, her father lives with his new wife, and she is being raised by her grandparents. Shole is very self-conscious about this situatio
Liberia - 2009
Elementary school students perform a dance for Día del Negro in Limón Centro, Costa Rica