USAID PARTNERS WITH PASIG ON OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAM
THE UNITED States Agency for International Development has started a program to help out-of-school kids with their needs for education, work and livelihood.
USAID unveiled Opportunity 2.0 in collaboration with Pasig City, the Department of Education and the Technical Education Skills Development Authority.
USAID Philippines Mission Director Ryan Washburn said the program provides the youth with upskilling opportunities, community engagement activities and productive livelihoods and employment.
The program pleased Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto as it pursues the common objective of improving the lives of out-of-youth in the city.
A Youth Development Alliance will be set up to coordinate regional activities for the city’s out-of-school youth.
The alliance will include government organizations, regional businesses, educational institutions and youth leaders.