23 Oct, 2016

Skills Training at School Opens Door to Better Work for Students in Zambia

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School leavers and secondary school students in southern Zambia have benefited from a UNESCO project designed to tackle the problem of accessing technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Every year around 300,000 students leave school in Zambia with very few of them able to gain places on  TVET schemes. The UNESCO project, part of the

21 May, 2014

Holding out a hand: Youth-to-youth initiative making a difference in Mongolia

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(UNFPA) 21 May 2014 — “Y-Peer saved my life. For that, I am so thankful,” says Oyuka,* recalling a time when she contemplated suicide. That was before Enkhbat, an educator with the youth peer education programme Y-Peer, reached out to her and saved her life.   In Mongolia, like in many places around the world, […]

22 Nov, 2013

Bullis School students meet with the UN Envoy on Youth, hand over check for survivors of typhoon Haiyan

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As part of a visit to the United Nations in New York, 70 middle school students and 10 teachers and advisors from the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, on Friday met with the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi. Prompted by the Envoy to share what they had learned during their visit about the United […]