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.
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.
In late 2014, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) sent a donation of Manna Pack meals to Guatemala in partnership with the Juan Bautista Gutierrez Foundation and Feed My Starving Children. These meals contain fortified rice with soy protein, vitamins and minerals. More than 1,200 boxes were donated, allowing the preparation of 272,160 fortified meals to help combat malnutrition.