Where You Start in Life Does Not Determine Your Future

Reeta Roy

In this video interview, Reeta Roy, President & CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, shares why investing in Africa’s youth is so critical—and her hopes for 2015.

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How 11,000 Egyptian Youth Received the Opportunity to Succeed

Egypt@Work Infographic

By strengthening the ability of NGOs to deliver effective services, an IYF initiative in Egypt achieves results that will continue well into the future.

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Agricool: Making Farming Cool, Smart, and Sexy

Laureate Global Fellow Cherrie Atilano

Laureate Global Fellow Cherrie Atilano is on a mission to encourage Filipino youth to launch agri-related enterprises. Learn about these young farmers and their products.

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Scared to Dream—Victims of Armed Conflict Given Hope for the Future

Victims of Armed Conflict Given Hope for the Future

With support from the Inter-American Development Bank, IYF pilots its signature life skills program to equip young victims of armed conflict with essential life skills.

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Career Quest: Playing to Win at Work

Youth playing Career QUEST game.

For industrial trainees in India, game playing is serious business as they practice skills for success at work.

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Transforming Lives: Caterpillar’s EquipYouth Program

Titik, an EquipYouth graduate in Indonesia, confers with a colleague at her office.

Nearly 8,000 youth have benefited from EquipYouth, a global job training program. Meet Mithin in India and Titik in Indonesia and see how their lives have been changed.

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When Getting to Work is a Bigger Challenge than Finding a Job

A young Jordanian woman waits for a bus to pick her up and take her to work.

Policymakers in Jordan consider the policy implications of a new IYF study identifying transportation as key obstacle impacting youth employability.

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Laureate Global Fellows Embrace Design Thinking

During the festival on GB Road, volunteers painted a large, multi-colored mural of a young woman’s face.

An idea that first seemed impossible becomes reality for Gitanjali thanks to the creativity and can-do spirit of her YouthActionNet® peers.

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Agribusiness Opens Doors for Senegalese Youth

The three young co-owners of Sen Gnam.

Three young women have started a business together. They are among 170 agricultural micro-enterprises started with support from the USAID-funded Jeune Agriculteurs program.

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Employers in Mexico Rally to Hire Youth At Risk

Miriam, a Youth:Work Mexico graduate, greets customers at a restaurant as she works to support herself while pursuing a degree in social work.

In Cuidad Juarez, young people trained through an IYF/USAID initiative are transforming employers’ views of what out-of-school youth can achieve.

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