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The Supporting Youth and Empowering Local Communities (SHAREKNA, “to participate, involve, or engage with us”) project fosters social cohesion and community resilience in disadvantaged communities. It partners with young people and local stakeholders to identify community-level challenges, including drivers of violent extremism, and develop community-driven actions to address them; provides resources to youth and community stakeholders to implement concrete activities to mitigate identified local challenges; and builds the capacity of local civil society organizations to collaborate with youth and community stakeholders so that they can continue to identify and address local challenges.

"Многу сум среќна што сум дел од оваа благородна мисија со моите колеги. Секогаш е забавно да се работи со деца, но да се биде во можност да им се помогне е многу добро чувство"

Ноември 2018 година - По осумчасовен работен ден на Клиниката за офталмологија во Систина во главниот град Скопје, д-р Билјана Костовска, волонтерски спроведува очни прегледи, како член на еден Лајонс клуб. Таа е една од најпознатите офталмолози во Македонија и лидер на 15 лекари кои волонтираат во спроведувањето бесплатни очни прегледи за деца меѓу 3-8 години.

“I am so happy to be a part of this noble cause with my colleagues. It is always fun to work with children, but being able to help them is the best feeling,”

November 2018 – After an eight hour day at Sistina Ophthalmology Clinic in Macedonia’s capital Skopje, Dr. Biljana Kostovska volunteers as a Lions Club member conducting eye screenings. She is one of the most renowned ophthalmologists in Macedonia and a leader among 15 doctors volunteering to conduct free eye screening for children between 3-8 years of age. 

Жовтень 2018 р. --  Вам знадобиться шість годин для того, щоб доїхати сучасним і затишним потягом від Києва, жвавої та невгамовної столиці України, до Краматорська –  нового адміністративного центру тієї частини Донецької області, яка контролюється українською владою. Цей модерний український поїзд, послуги у якому включають безкоштовний вай-фай та відеоролики з милими котиками й анімаційними персонажами, нагадує про зміни, які відбулися у країні за ці останні роки.

USAID Okard, a five-year activity funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), enhances the independence and functional ability of persons with disabilities through equal access to health and social services in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. USAID Okard partners with the Lao government and civil society to develop and implement disability inclusive policies and ensure optimal participation so that no one is left behind.

National Institute of Nutrition Organizational and Capacity Strengthening, a two-year activity funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provides qualified technical assistance to the Government of Laos’ newly formed National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), host of the Lao-American Nutrition Institute (LANI).

USAID Legal Aid Support, a four-year activity funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), helps the Lao People’s Democratic Republic promote the rule of law through the fairer, more consistent and more transparent delivery of justice according to the law – inclusive of women, the poor and traditionally underserved populations.

USAID Laos Counter Trafficking In Persons (USAID Laos CTIP), a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, works to reduce the vulnerability to human trafficking among targeted populations in the Lao PDR by supporting vocational training and employment opportunities of targeted vulnerable populations.

USAID Local Solutions Support, a four-year activity funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provides a wide range of support to non-profit associations (NPAs) in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, helping to boost their organizational capacity and improve their effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability.

Basic Education Quality and Access in Lao PDR (BEQUAL) is a two-year activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID partners with the Government of Laos, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the European Union to improve literacy outcomes in primary schools by strengthening reading instruction, materials, curricula and assessment.

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Last updated: January 17, 2019

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