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Last updated: September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018

Azmera is a second grade student who used to struggle to read.  Her lack of confidence in her reading skills made her shy and reluctant to participate in reading lessons. Things changed when Azmera and her fellow classmates received reading books in their native Wolayttattoo language, thanks to USAID’s Reading for Ethiopia's Achievement Developed (READ) Community Outreach program.

August 17, 2018

In Ethiopia, USAID’s Building the Potential of Youth (Potential) activity is helping the Ministry of Youth convert 28 of the country’s nearly 2,000 youth centers into Youth Economic Strengthening (YES) centers, model employment and entrepreneurship centers. Every day, hundreds of youth come to these centers to access for the first time in their lives transferable life skills and entrepreneurship training, group and individual coaching, career guidance, job placement services, and market data.