Chemonics’ global network is driven by a stubborn insistence that tomorrow’s world must be better than today’s, which is why our work in education and youth is so central to who we are. Program design begins with understanding the needs of children, teachers, parents, communities, and decision-makers and then collaborating to develop and implement interventions that meet their ever-evolving needs. We strive to apply Universal Design for Learning principles to all activities and resources that serve children, youth, and adults. Focusing first on those at the margins, we develop education resources and processes that are flexible, evidence-based, and integrate multiple methods and modalities. With more than half of the world’s population under 30 years of age, it is critical that young people are positioned as agents of change who can advocate for their own futures. To succeed in this, we believe youth must be put at the helm of change efforts and gain critical life skills that will enable them to improve the world. Because we believe that all young people — without exception — have the right to lead productive, engaged, and healthy lives.
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Learning at Scale: Strategies and Evidence for Instructional Support
Chemonics' Senior Education and Governance Advisor Dr. Jennifer Swift-Morgan shares findings from the USAID-funded Lecture Pour Tous project on improving learning at scale for children in Senegal.
ACCELERE! Activity 1: Improving Education Access, Quality and Governance in the DRC
USAID, in partnership with the DRC government, designed the ACCELERE!1 project to improve educational outcomes for girls and boys through improved school materials, reduced barriers to education, and increased transparency.
Devising New Ways to Learn Remotely: Intranet in an IDP Camp
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Injaz II program introduced an intranet to support virtual classrooms and distance learning for children in IDP camps.
ACCELERE!1 Reading and Writing
ACCELERE!1, a USAID and UKAID-funded early grade reading program implemented by Chemonics, supports early grade reading and writing programs in the DRC. This video highlights the benefits of using teaching and learning materials.
Success Story from Bokhtar, Tajikistan
In Tajikistan, USAID distributed 600 Braille books to specialized schools and classes in 2020. Thanks to USAID, now children with low vision have access to Braille books and more opportunities to read.
Youth in Conflict-Affected Areas
The USAID Human Rights Activity increases the capacity of governments and local organizations to promote human rights and protect vulnerable populations. Chief of Party Kelly Brooks shares insights on youth development in Colombia.
Early Grade Reading Assessments
The government in Pakistan’s Sindh province used results from a baseline survey of public schools to increase literacy rates and improve the quality of education.
School Based Management
The USAID Education Management Project helped the Georgian education center achieve its ambitious reform goals by increasing education management capacity and improving financial and administrative policies.
Empowering Youth to Drive Economic Reform in Tunisia
The Tunisia JOBS project works with university students to demystify the economic reform process and introduce how they can advocate for positive change that will create more job opportunities and improved competition.