Positive Youth Development (PYD) is both a philosophy and an approach. It is a way of understanding young people that helps guide the design of youth-serving programs and the creation of youth opportunities.
Since 2012, Making Cents has supported the USAID MARKETS II project team in addressing food insecurity in Northern Nigeria by improving the farming practices of more than 800,000 rural farmers in the region.
Historically, cities have been drivers of economic growth and have served as a magnet for investment and migration. However, today, many cities struggle to absorb, provide services to, and harness the power of their rapidly growing populations.
In our rapidly changing, hyper-connected world, the information and communication technology industry is driving economic growth, innovation and job creation.
Should entrepreneurial skills be taught in the core curriculum of schools around the world? Yes. Is classroom based teaching sufficient to prepare people – young or old – to start or grow a business? No.
On July 30, 2015, Making Cents International hosted the first #YouthEO Twitter chat in partnership with MasterCard Foundation, Udemy, EDC, Management Systems International and Microfinance Gateway.
Making Cents International is forming and facilitating a network of organizations who offer demand-driven training for digital jobs and job placement to disadvantaged, high potential youth.
In recent weeks, unprecedented acts of cruelty and violence have dominated world headlines in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries where we work, including Tunisia (i) and Yemen.
A unicycle is a very simple machine that lack breaks, gears, or chains. It looks fun to ride, but it actually takes great skill to keep balanced because it does almost nothing on its own.