Youth Leadership

International Youth Day

Heidy is a 22-year-old living with her parents in Guatemala and is the single mother of a toddler. She’s also a driven entrepreneur and community leader who’s working to build a better life for her family. Seeking financial stability, Heidy joined a Women Empowered (WE) group. The WE program provides training in record keeping, savings [...]

Engaging the Youth of India, the World’s Youngest Country

Fifty percent of the 1.27 billion people living in India are under the age of 25. Quite literally, the youth of India are the future. Even as India is coming off an enormous victory of eradicating polio, like many other young people in the world, young Indians have a declining faith in their country’s politics. [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:30:14+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Hardship, India, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Vocational Training, Youth, Youth Leadership|

From Student to Teacher

Pankaj in front of the Nizamuddin drop-in center Just a little over a year ago, Pankaj visited PCI’s drop-in center in Nizamuddin, Delhi, for the first time. This drop-in center is conveniently located next to a railway station, making the center accessible to many homeless youth. At the center, participants have the chance to [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:39:29+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Hardship, India, Vocational Training, Youth, Youth Leadership|

International Youth Day: Celebrating Catalysts for Change

Did you know that 7 out of 10 young adults are social activists, and 50% donate their time to causes they care about? Without a doubt, this is the most socially engaged generation since the 1960s. PCI has increased its outreach and programming to young adults and youth, both to celebrate and equip these young [...]