USAID/Philippines’ Mindanao Youth for Development (MYDev) is a five-year project that addresses the key constraints to peace and stability in select conflict-affected areas in Mindanao by enhancing the life skills and employability of vulnerable out-of-school youth.
USAID MYDev provides quality workforce development and life skills that integrate problem solving, critical thinking, leadership, peace education, tolerance training, and entrepreneurship, among other 21st century skills to OSY. Specifically, the project aims to increase the employability of at least 12,000 OSY. It also assists the Philippine Government in protecting vulnerable OSY against stereotyping, extremism and other types of radicalization.
USAID MYDev supports increasing equitable access to education in environments affected by crisis and conflict through the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning Systems. The project also strengthens institutional capacity of school systems, and supports community engagement, social engagement, peace education, and violence mitigation programming. MYDev empowers OSY in Mindanao by including young people in all phases of the development process to create their own innovative solutions to their challenges.
USAID MYDev is implemented by the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) in coordination with the Philippine Technical Education and Skills Development Agency (TESDA), the Department of Education (DepEd), the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), and local governments.
To improve peace and stability in six (6) conflict-affected areas of Mindanao by:
- Strengthening the capacity of local government units to deliver education and training services for vulnerable out-of-school youth (OSY)
- Increasing OSY access to education Increase employability of OSY
MYDev Project Sites
- Isabela City
- Southern Basilan
- Zamboanga City
- Marawi City
- Cotabato City
Program Management Specialist
Office of Education
U.S. Agency for International Development
Annex 2 Building, U.S. Embassy
1201 Roxas Boulevard 1000
Last updated: July 18, 2014