Joy After the Rain

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Credit: Fredy Francisco Ramírez Arévalo
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Joy after the rain Contagious joy. After finishing my Botany class with my students, I saw these very cheerful children racing after the rain. At this age and among children there are no gaps.
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Peru

USAID Kenya and East Africa

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Teaching students in Kenya
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Credit: Irene Angwenyi / USAID Kenya
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Improving learning outcomes in early literacy Improving literacy levels requires early intervention and early grade reading in particular is a powerful tool to achieve later educational success. "These pupils are still new - about two month's old in primary school. In a class of 55, more than half have mastered spellings, sounds, reading and writing in such a short period. Tusome is good. The pictures incorporated in the books are a great idea to retain pupil attention and words/pictures recognition," said Mwanamisi Ngare, a standard 1 class teacher at Mvindeni Primary School in Kwale County.
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USAID in Madagascar: Education

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USAID in Madagascar: Education The results from the Mahay Mamaky Teny (MMT) Education Project will contribute to decision-making on the Education Sector Plan.
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Madagascar

Legal aid in DRC

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Mwenga is a local lawyer who volunteers his time and expertise at a free legal clinic near South Kivu
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Khandker Islam
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Mwenga is a local lawyer who volunteers his time and expertise at a free legal clinic near South Kivu, DRC. He says he enjoys getting into the community to help residents resolve disputes. (Angela Rucker/USAID)
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Conducting Business

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Recognizing signs of natural disasters

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A female teacher leads a class of young students on the topic of natural disasters.
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In 2017, an elementary school teacher in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, utilizes the climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (CCA / DRR) curriculum in classroom, educating her students on how to recognize signs of natural disasters common to the region.

The USAID-funded CADRE + program aims to increase climate change awareness and adaptation practices to build the resilience of vulnerable communities in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia. At a school level, the IOM designed (CCA/DRR) curriculum has now been endorsed by the Department of Education at national and state level and is being taught in many schools across the region. Photo credit: Muse Mohhamed, IOM, 2017.

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Educating youth on climate change awareness

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IOM staff member Maylia Rudolph facilitates a workshop on climate change awareness and disaster preparedness for school students attending Marshall Islands Christian School, Rongrong, Republic of the Marshall Islands in early 2017.

As part of the USAID-funded CADRE + program, IOM regularly conducts workshops and information sessions assisting Marshallese school students to better understand the ways in which climate change can produce hazards in their communities. In these workshops, IOM staff are able to educate students about climate change adaptation and disaster risk management strategies to enhance the resilience of Marshallese youth and their wider communities.

Through the CADRE + program, IOM has distributed educational materials such as storybooks, involved school students in public awareness campaigns and conducted focus group discussions in which Marshallese youth are able to share their attitudes towards climate change and what it means for their homeland. (Photo credit: Muse Mohhamed, IOM 2017).

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Kenyan trainers learn about forest gardening

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Trees for the Future technicians and trainers undergo a weeklong Training of Trainers seminar before teaching farmers how to plant themselves out of hunger and poverty. The educational seminar focuses on the science of agroforestry and permaculture as well as how best to work with farming groups in a productive and effective way. Shirima (pictured) and the other technicians spend time learning theory and hands-on skills. By educating the trainers, Trees for the Future ensures that farmers receive the best education as well.

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Proper crop spacing to improve productivity

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This picture was taken by Marie Therese Imanishimwe, an employee of Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze on June 30, 2019, in Nyabihu District in Northern Rwanda. It features a group of farmers supported by Hinga Weze, a five-year $32.6 million USAID-funded project (2017-2022) that aims to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve the nutritional status of women and children, and increase the resilience of Rwanda’s agricultural and food systems to a changing climate. Hinga Weze works to empower over 530,000 smallholder farmers across 10 districts.

These farmers are being coached on proper spacing of crops as part of the package of good agricultural practices given to farmers in order to improve crop productivity.

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Improving children's capacity in responding to disaster emergency situation

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In Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, USAID through its Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan - APIK) project, along with the Local Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) and the Education Agency conducted an initial vulnerability assessment on schools. After a field survey, two elementary schools in West Kendari, Elementary School 6 and 8, were identified as being prone to flooding. In response, USAID APIK conducted a series of training activities from April to early May 2017 on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, held workshops on participatory disaster risk assessment, and established Disaster Preparedness Units for the schools. USAID APIK helped formulate standard operating procedures, established evacuation routes, disseminated maps, and installed evacuation route signs, which ensure that all students know what to do before, during, and after disaster strikes. Evacuation drills that included local stakeholders such as the Transportation Agency and the Community Health Center were also conducted at both schools on May 18, 2017. Almost 500 students participated in the evacuation drill.

May 18, 2017.

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