All of our programs are created within a sustainability model. We focus on capacity building and youth empowerment to provide the youth we serve with the ability to develop and build on lifelong skills. In turn, youth will use the skills developed or maintained through our programs and projects to assist in the development and maintenance of their community and themselves for the future.
In addition to capacity building, we build communities through a continued presence. Many of our programs are run in the same communities year after year and have ongoing participation from a number of the same children. This provides youth in our programs with consistent support and opportunities for growth. Local youth who have been through our programs return as volunteers or staff for new programs.
We believe that these improvements will allow us to better measure the success of our international development initiative. Our overall goal is to provide a long-term solution to literacy and youth employment needs in this community.