Youth displaced by conflict often do not have equal opportunity for education and employment. Our collaboration with the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative trains conflict affected youth to teach others the skills needed to promote peace and enter the workplace or become entrepreneurs. To date, the collaboration has reached 10,000 youth in Uganda.
Mary fled South Sudan as a child. With the support of WPDI, she is now a leader in the Kiryandongo refugee settlement. In October, the Foundation invited Mary to join Western Union delegates at the One Young World summit in The Netherlands to become an ambassador for change.