PADF Belize staff and George Washington University students appear on "Open Your Eyes" morning show in Belize to discuss coastal erosion, mangrove reforestation and the community resilience project funded by Taiwan.
The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is implementing a crime prevention program called the Resistance and Prevention Program (RAPP) in the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname. The program uses a custom curriculum to train police officers, justice officials, social workers and educators to work together to address the root causes of crime in local communities.
Loukeisha Cartwright teaches history at , C.C. Sweeting High School in the Bahamas. As part of the Resistance and Prevention Program (RAPP) she successfully led her students through a mock court, where they portrayed real-life judicial scenarios to two their classmates. Based in the New Providence cities of Bain Town and Grants Town, C.C. Sweeting has a diverse population of about 800 students who mainly come from low-income families.
De parte de la Fundación Panamericana para el Desarrollo (PADF) reciban mis saludos cordiales. Es un honor para mí estar con ustedes el día de hoy para celebrar esta importante colaboración entre la Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social, PADF, la Fundación Telefónica y otros socios como la Organización Internacional para el Trabajo, la Oficina Económica y Cultural de Taipei en México y el Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud.
Voice of America speaks with Nadia Cherrouk, Country Director for the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) in Haiti about the development efforts that PADF is undertaking in partnership with the Haitian government, USAID, the World Bank, and other partners to strengthen local communities and provide new opportunities.
Skip the chocolates this Valentine's Day and think outside the box! Visit www.opportunityshop.org to buy a gift with a purpose! Proceeds support PADF's development programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.
News 5 Belize reports on the "Adopt an Elderly" program. Community police reach out to elderly woman with home repairs and supplies with help from the Pan American Development Foundation and the government of Taiwan.
Following the devastating January 12, 2010 Haitian earthquake, it seemed as if all of Port-au-Prince had been destroyed. The future seemed hopeless for many Haitians. But as we began digging through the rubble and assisting survivors, we were struck by people’s resilience and their dedication to rebuilding a stronger, more prosperous Haiti.
Kari Yu! wants to encourage the private sector to hire young people. In 2015, PADF launched “Open the Door,” a multimedia awareness campaign -- blanketing the airwaves and the internet. The campaign also serves as a call to action for the government, local industries and vocational institutes to work together to create jobs for young people in Suriname.
These are the stories of youth in Suriname who have gone through the Kari Yu! life skills and pre-employment training program funded by USAID and implemented by the PADF.
On November 23, 2015, PADF Project Director in Belize, Minerva Pinelo, was invited to “Open Your Eyes Morning Show” to share the Taiwan funded CPR project. Mr. Miguel Sosa, Aquaculture Coordinator from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, Mr. Pablo Hung, Technical Mission Marketing Specialist, Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF), and Chef Sean Kuylen, Belizean Executive Celebrity Chef, also appeared on the show.
With an investment of USD $1.7 million from the Government of Colombia, the Organization of American States through the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) signed an agreement to develop six new community centers for at-risk youth and provide ongoing support for an existing network of centers in isolated rural areas and underserved urban neighborhoods.
Led by Colombia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by PADF Colombia a youth center was built in a border town with Venezuela. The opening was attended by Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos, Chancellor Maria Angela Holguin, the Boyaca Governor and the Mayor of Cubará.
To help address gender-based violence challenges, the Pan American Development Foundation’s Resistance and Prevention Program (RAPP) is collaborating with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) to commemorate the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. One of the activities to be held during these 16 days is a course on Social Crime Prevention in the Bahamas.
Funded by the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and implemented by the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), the Resilient Livelihoods project develops the next generation of first responders and empowers youth as agents of change in their communities.
PADF and the American Chamber of Commerce of Nicaragua signed a memorandum of understanding to broadly promote social and economic inclusion and to provide humanitarian assistance in the event of a disaster in Nicaragua.
PADF is working with the American Red Cross, Heifer International and the Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the America to increase food security in the communities of Citerne Rémy and Mahotière in Northwest Haiti.
Learn about the ways PADF works with youth in the Latin America and the Caribbean to provide the tools for them to succeed. Uur initiatives focus on several areas, including employment generation, leadership training, entrepreneurship and employment opportunities.
"I want to move forward," says PADF Belize grantee Roy Geban." I don't wanna stay down." Roy received business training and support through our Youth Engagement Services Program. With support from U.S. Embassy Belize, he also got seed funding to open his own business, a car wash in Belize City.
This segment on The Bahamas Tonight profiles PADF's Resistance and Prevention Program (RAPP), which is funded by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI). The program works with police, government ministries and civil society organizations on social crime prevention for at-risk youth.
Jeime dreamed of opening her own business, After completing PADF’s 15-month Youth Engagement Services program, her dream is a reality. Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Belize, the program provided her with seed funding and training in business management.
Audio slideshow: PADF talks to a Brazilian farmer about how the ConBio program has helped him preserve native species on his land in Curituba, Brazil. PADF's ConBio team surveyed Conrado Muller's property, looking for native species, invasive species, water sources, and animals in order to assess threats to the preservation of the area.
Dwayne Murillo is a young man with big dreams. For two years, he's been running an informal juice stand out of the home on Nargusta Street in Belize City where he lives with his mom and uncle. Last year, Dwayne enrolled in PADF's Youth Engagement Services program, funded by the U.S.
The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) announced a new climate change adaptation program funded by the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The Coastal Community Resiliency initiative is a multi-phased, community-based project to help prepare and protect vulnerable populations in southern Belize from extreme weather and the effects of climate change.