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World Education is working in partnership with the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation in five countries across the globe to implement the ConnectEd program to address factors limiting the work and life options of disadvantaged youth, with an emphasis on girls and women. In Year One, ConnectEd worked in Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, France and India. In Years Two and Three, ConnectEd is working in Australia, Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. Over three years, ConnectEd will reach at least 13,500 young people.
The aim of ConnectEd is to help the most disadvantaged youth in these countries achieve better learning outcomes, have skills that will make them better prepared for the world of work, and, to be more active in their communities. ConnectEd uses a range of interventions to reach these goals, from scholarships, coaching, life skills and personal development courses, to school re-entry classes and nonformal education programs for out-of-school youth, job skills training, work placement, and 'youth civic voice' actions.
ConnectEd has a special focus on the use of technology to transform the learning, work and life outcomes of its youth. ConnectEd demonstrates the importance of possessing basic communications technology skills for fostering inclusion, giving disadvantaged youth a better chance to cross the opportunities gap and accessing more and better employment options.
Another important element of this initiative is the active participation of Alcatel-Lucent employees as essential co-implementers and resources in the program, utilizing their expertise in communications technology to help with activity implementation and serving as role-models, mentors and advisors to youth participants and teachers. Under ConnectEd, Alcatel-Lucent employees are involved in numerous ways including co-facilitating classes and workshops, mentoring youth or acting as ICT resource persons.
Youth on the Move
Youth on the Move (YOTM) is World Education's regional safe migration initiative and is currently in three countries in Asia: China, Nepal and Cambodia. The Initiative centers on addressing the education and wellbeing needs of migrant youth, and vulnerable youth who are potential migrants, through interventions such as literacy, post literacy, life skills, specific workplace preparation and livelihood development programs for out-of-school youth; extra curricula activities, teacher training, school management capacity building and curricula enhancement for in-school youth; child protection system strengthening; policy and advocacy; and local capacity building.
Through Youth on the Move, World Education engages local partners working in youth-focused services in a process to identify the factors that make migrating youth vulnerable, assess current intervention gaps, and design and implement new activities. Through carefully evaluated implementation, practitioners acquire an evidence-based understanding of what works to improve migrant and potential migrant youths' life options and reduce the incidence of sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking.
In Cambodia, World Ed implements the Initiative directly, working with government staff of Provincial and District Offices of the Ministries of Education, Women's Affairs, Social Affairs and Labor. World Education provides training and on-the-job technical assistance to support local working groups at the community and district level. In Nepal and China, World Ed partners with local NGOs and provides technical assistance.