Livelihoods

Young Women & Single Mothers in Chile Pursue New Roles

Like many young women growing up in disadvantaged communities in Chile, Helen Mendoza began raising a family at an early age—delaying her education and first career steps in order to care for her children. By the time she was able to pursue a job, Helen lacked the...

Young Entrepreneur in Indonesia Does Good to Do Good Business

I am talking human resources with Deddy Dermawanto in the young business owner’s office in Bekasi, a densely populated suburb of Jakarta. In here, away from the city’s noise and traffic, the walls are covered in certificates; a few awards stand on a shelf in the corner. Deddy, a successful past participant in IYF’s Young Entrepreneurs Start-Up (YES) initiative, points out a few.

Why We Must Prioritize Women’s Economic Opportunities

Our collective efforts have yet to open fully the doors of opportunity to millions of young women who every day seek the dignity and independence that comes only with a decent and stable job.

3 Priorities from the Just Launched Human Development Report

The recently published United Nation’s 2015 Human Development Report, Work for Human Development, offers a timely and convincing contribution to the global conversation around how to secure greater advancements for the next generation and beyond.

Steps to Systems Change for Vocational Training in Mexico

When I last saw Alejandro Jaimes, in September of 2015, he was working in Mexico’s northern industrial heartland of Nuevo Leon as the regional director of CONALEP, part of the country’s vocational training system. A month later he was unemployed, as can happen to any government official when elections bring in a new regime. So, what will happen to the changes that Alejandro and his team introduced?

How Two Youth Mentors in Mexico Found Their Callings

With every new place I visit, I find a new and stimulating team of young professionals who will be trained as youth-to-youth facilitators, mentors, and counselors. And with every new team, the same faces come to my mind: the young people that started it all, back in 2011 in Ciudad Juarez.

New Board Member Dr. Emmanuel Jimenez on Why Evaluation Matters

In January, IYF welcomed Emmanuel Jimenez, PhD, to its Board of Directors. He shares his thoughts on the critical role of evaluation in achieving IYF’s mission.

Life Skills Taught Me Self-Esteem

Meet Maninguisse, 18, who shares the benefits of the IYF Passport to Success® life skills training he received at his high school in Mozambique.

Personal Transformation Through Life Skills

Marta, an electrical engineering student in Mozambique, recounts how life skills training has helped her to be more outgoing and achieve her goals.

Learning Comes Alive Through Life Skills in Mozambique

Learn about the interactive techniques that will help this history teacher better engage his students in the classroom.