Youth Empowerment

Young people are critical to global stability, economic growth, and development today and in the future.

With over half of the world’s population under age 301, ensuring they have access to education, employment, and equal opportunities is vital.

Unfortunately, 20% of all youth in the developing world are not in education, training, or employment at all.2 Even though they make up more than half the population, a UN report3 notes that young people are often faced with age-related challenges and barriers to participation in economic, political and social life, which significantly limits not only their personal development but sustainable development in their communities and countries, as well.

In order to harness the potential of youth, we have to first protect their health and well-being, guarantee quality education and access to it, provide decent work opportunities, and address all the other challenges they face.

That’s why World Hope International is working to not only ensure that youth have access to education, but that youth leadership is strengthened, they have access to more economic opportunities, and their health and wellbeing are integrated across our programming.

1. EuroMonitor International  2. USAID Youth 3. UN report

Zaldy and the Gift of Education

At World Hope International, we look forward to Christmas celebrations with our Child Sponsorship communities every year, but this past December’s time of special activities was even more anticipated around the globe after the many hardships of 2020.

Moving From Grief to Hope

Saidu Kanu, World Hope’s Country Director for Sierra Leone, shares some personal reflections and offers this message of healing and hope as he reflects on the turbulent events that took place in Sierra Leone on January 6th, 1999, and on January 6th, 2021 in the United States and Ghana…

Human Trafficking: Exploited Hope

In 2020, World Hope’s Anti-Trafficking and Gender-Based Violence Team in Sierra Leone served nearly 1,000 survivors, including children and adults—many of whom were exploited through migration. One of them was a 28-year-old young woman who only dreamed of making a better life for herself and her family…

A whole new future of possibility

Anxious, cold, and weary, I went to the door and tentatively pushed. It opened! This seemingly deserted building hid a whole room filled with…

Saidu Kanu Honored in Freetown

Country Director for WHI Sierra Leone, Saidu Kanu, was honored as one of the 100 Most Outstanding Sierra Leoneans at the 2020 Sierra Ovation Awards Ceremony. Congratulations, Saidu!

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