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TTL aides Lusaka schools with literature

In August, USAID Time to Learn Zambia (TTL) donated learning and teaching materials, along with clothing to students of the St. Patrick’s School in Lusaka. TTL supports community schools, which enroll the most economically disadvantaged children who struggle with both psychosocial and academic issues. 

Youth Program Celebrates Success In Mali

In rural Mali, thousands of young people have gained the skills, knowledge, and tools to improve their lives and bolster their communities thanks to the USAID-funded Mali Out-of-School Youth project (PAJE-Nièta).

4Rs for Teachers Lead to Student Gains

The DRC faces severe challenges in educating young children. Access to schooling is limited; the primary school enrollment rate is only about 60 percent. Nearly 20 percent drop out in their first year. Also, nearly a third of government teachers go unpaid, contributing to a high rate of teacher absenteeism and children sitting idle in the classroom. Rising to meet these challenges, the Ministry of Education and EDC, with funding from USAID, introduced a program to improve primary education: the Project d’Amélioration de la Qualité de l’Education (PAQUED).

Investing in the Future

Work skills training helps youth in Rwanda and Macedonia

Matching young people with meaningful jobs and livelihood opportunities stands as one of the great challenges of the next two decades. An estimated 1 billion people alive today are between the ages of 15 and 24, and many of them live in countries where the formal economic sector is weak or developing. They are often unable to find work that allows them to provide for themselves or their family.