Employment Education

Global Coalition Launched to Tackle Youth Unemployment

In response to the 75 million currently unemployed young people living in the developing world, key policymakers, business, and civil society leaders announced the establishment of Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) –a global coalition that addresses the pervasive challenges facing young people in gaining access to job opportunities.

A Young Woman & Her Hometown Triumph Together

In many ways, 21-year-old Miriam and her hometown of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, are finding their footing together after challenging setbacks. While the embattled city has contended with gang violence, unemployment, and drug trafficking in recent years, conditions are...

Trained in Hospitality Skills, Jordanian Youth Seize Opportunities in the Restaurant Trade

“I love restaurants,” says 20-year-old Iyad, who grew up in the city of Irbid, 70 kilometers north of Amman, Jordan. “I always wanted to study in the hospitality industry, but I didn’t have the opportunity,” adds the youth, who often borrowed his mother’s recipe...

Youth for the Future: Empowering Jordanian Youth

Learn about Youth for the Future, an IYF initiative carried out in partnership with the US Agency for International Development and the Government of Jordan, to equip disadvantaged young Jordanians with the technical and life skills training needed to succeed in the workplace and their daily lives.

Transforming Lives: Caterpillar's EquipYouth Program

Meet Mithun in India and Titik in Indonesia, two EquipYouth participants who've learned invaluable job and life skills and found economic independence.

A Young Jordanian Perseveres, Overcoming Barriers to Land Her Dream Job

Born into a conservative family in northeast Amman, Jordan, Israa, age 23, was expected to stay at home after completing secondary school until she got married. But her family's wishes, especially those of her father, conflicted with Israa's dream of developing her...

Providing Solutions

Today's youth face unprecedented obstacles on the path to earning a livelihood and becoming productive, engaged citizens. IYF breaks down those barriers. We produced this video as part of our 2013 annual report.

YouthMap Uganda Internship Program: Beatrice's Story

YouthMap has provided opportunities for young Ugandans like Beatrice to develop new skills, gain experience, and build their networks in order to be better placed to break into the country's competitive job market and to earn a livelihood.

YouthMap Uganda Internship Program: Joel's Story

After Joel completing an internship with FICA Seeds, Inc., the company retained the YouthMap participant as an employee.The YouthMap Internship Program has provided opportunities for young Ugandans to develop new skills, gain experience, and build their networks in order to be better placed to br

Barclays Bank Bolsters Youth Entrepreneurship in Uganda

A thriving partnership between Barclays Bank and the International Youth Foundation (...