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A Young Volunteer Connects to Her Community

Like other youth in her village, at 16, Adina Bazarbaeva assumed she would eventually go to Russia to find work when she finished school. “I didn’t think I had anything to...

Orphaned Youth Gain Skills, Dispel Stereotypes & Contribute to Their Communities

Nearly 11,000 young people live in orphanages and other children’s centers in the Kyrgyz Republic. The causes of child institutionalization range from the death of a parent (22 percent) and difficult life circumstances (21 percent) to single motherhood (9...

Jasa.kg Improves Life Skills for Youth in Orphanages

Dilbara strives for a better future through education and volunteering.

With much perseverance, Dilbara finished ninth grade, but now...

IYF Announces First Grant Recipients in Tunisia

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) have awarded four initial grants to local non-governmental organizations to support Tunisia Works, a recently launched...