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Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 4:00am

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a three-year, Php92.3 million project that will enable visually and hearing impaired children, including those who are deaf, blind and deaf-blind, to gain access to quality education.

USAID’s Gabay: Strengthening Inclusive Education for Blind/Deaf Children project, implemented in partnership with the Department of Education and Resources for Blind, Inc., will work with local governments in the provinces of Batangas, Sorsogon, and Southern Leyte, to identify children from kindergarten to grade three with vision and hearing impairments, so that they can receive literacy support early-on.

“The United States is a strong advocate of disability policies and programs. We believe that people with disabilities have and should have all the same rights as others,” said USAID Mission Director Lawrence Hardy during the launching of the new project held in Quezon City.

New U.S. and Philippines Partnership to Boost Reading, Numeracy, and Socio-Emotional Learning for Filipino Students
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:30pm

As part of its continuing commitment to improve education outcomes for Filipino youth, the U.S. government today launched the Advancing Basic Education in the Philippines (ABC+) project to support Department of Education (DepEd) efforts to strengthen the quality of education in the Philippines. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires John Law and representatives from DepEd formally led the launch ceremonies.

U.S. Government Announces Additional Php234 Million for Marawi Relief and Recovery
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:30pm

The U.S. government is providing an additional Php234 million ($4.5 million) in humanitarian assistance to bolster relief and recovery efforts for individuals affected by the Marawi conflict.

This new contribution to the Marawi humanitarian response brings the U.S. government’s total commitment to Marawi recovery to more than Php3.4 billion ($63.6 million). The additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will help approximately 50,000 internally displaced persons in Marawi and 9,000 in Maguindanao.

U.S. Government Awards Grants to Reduce Plastic Pollution  in Philippine Oceans
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 3:45am

The U.S. government awarded two grants totaling Php20 million to local organizations for projects to reduce plastic pollution Philippine oceans. The grants will promote and expand community-based recycling programs, improve solid waste management, and support research on plastic waste around Manila Bay. U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Deputy Chief of Mission John Law and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda presented the grants, joined by DENR Undersecretary Miguel Cuna.

U.S. Government Awards Grants to Marawi’s Displaced Communities
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 3:45am

As part of its commitment to improve economic and social conditions of communities directly affected by the 2017 Marawi siege, the U.S. government awarded 75 micro-grants to communities and business owners displaced from Marawi. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Mission Director Patrick Wesner and Task Force Bangon Marawi Field Office Manager Assistant Secretary Felix Castro visited Marawi and Iligan on June 11 for the community grants handover events.

U.S. Government and CCAP Partner to Boost Cold Chain Systems in Four Cities
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 2:15am

The U.S. government and the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance the cold chain systems in the Philippines on June 7, 2019.

U.S. Government and PBEd Launch Recruitment Drive for Work-Based Training Opportunities for Youth
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 2:00am

The U.S. government and Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) launched YouthWorks PH Recruitment Drive, part of a five-year, Php1.8 billion public-private partnership to provide life skills and employability workshops for at least 20,000 unemployed, out-of-school youth ages 18-24. YouthWorks PH will connect youth to work-based training opportunities.

U.S., Philippines Celebrate Successful Partnership that Expanded Opportunities for 25,000+ Out-of-School Youth
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 1:45am

The U.S. and Philippine governments celebrated the successful conclusion of the six-year, Php832-million Mindanao Youth for Development (MYDev) project. The partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Education (DepEd), and 11 local government units across Mindanao expanded access to education, provided life skills training, and provided employment opportunities for more than 25,000 out-of-school youth in Mindanao.

U.S. and Tagbilaran City Partner to Expand Access to Safe Drinking Water
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:15am

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), joined Tagbilaran City and Maynilad Water Services Inc. to celebrate World Water Day. The March 20 event highlighted the city’s successes in improving access to safe water and reaffirmed the partnership between Tagbilaran, USAID, and Maynilad. As a result of this partnership, more than 21,500 Tagbilaran City residents now enjoy around-the-clock access to clean water. Previously, these residents only had access to water eight hours a day.

U.S., Philippines Launch Strategy for Innovation and Growth
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7:30pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) launched a strategy to build innovation capacity among public higher education institutions throughout the country on February 12, 2019.

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