07 Mar #BeBoldForChange: Celebrating International Women’s Day at EQIWP HUBs

International Women’s Day is an important time to celebrate the accomplishments of women all over the world; however, it also signifies that we all have a collective responsibility to shape a society where the contributions of women are seen and appreciated equally to those of men. The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap won’t close until 2186, but...

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06 Feb International Development Week 2017: Celebrating A Year of #YouthForward Impact

Our goal to propel 100,000 youth forward by 2020 is well underway as EQWIP HUBs comes together to celebrate International Development Week in 2017. When Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International launched EQWIP HUBs almost two years ago, it became apparent that this could become a truly novel approach to youth development. With 72 million young people around the world...

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Facilitator of the first Leadership training in Zanzibar

01 Nov Training the Leaders of Today in Zanzibar

EQWIP HUBs Zanzibar was chosen to facilitate leadership training for more than 1,000 Youth Council Members across Zanzibar. Lucky for us, one of our own EQWIP HUBs Volunteers, Hilary Duff, was able to attend. Read about the experience below! “Sisi soteni viongozi.” The Swahili words were written across the flip chart paper and stuck to the board with a wad of tape. The...

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The EQWIP HUBs Bolivia team

11 Oct My First Days in Bolivia

Camina Harrison-Chery, an EQWIP HUBs Volunteer who is in Bolivia for the next year working as a facilitator. Read on to learn all about her experience supporting Canada World Youth/Youth Challenge International’s new youth livelihood project, EQWIP HUBs! It only took standing in front of thirty pairs of attentive eyes once to realize the importance of the work I will be...

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Entrepreneurial Training in Ghana

08 Sep The long awaited Entrepreneurship Training Program is almost complete!

EQWIP HUBs knew the driver behind a brand new entrepreneurship training program would have to be innovation. With the curriculum currently in the testing phase, one thing is clear; a new way of thinking is about to emerge. Did you know, on average, nine out of ten start-up businesses fail? It’s true. To better understand the problem, Fortune Magazine did a...

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EQWIP HUBs youth participants in Mwanza, Tanzania

31 Aug Meet EQWIP HUB Mwanza

Karibu Sana to EQWIP HUBs in Mwanza, Tanzania It’s an exciting time – the first group of Tanzanian youth are halfway through EQWIP HUBs’ core employment training program. Let’s pay them a visit, shall we? Check out the full story by EQWIP HUBs volunteer, Hilary Duff, on EXPOSURE now. [button size='medium' style='' text='Read Now' icon='' icon_color='' link='https://hilaryduff.exposure.co/meet-eqwip-hubs-mwanza' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color=''...

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The first youth participants taking part in livelihoods programming at the EQWIP HUB in Zanzibar, Tanzania

20 Jul Explore the World of EQWIP HUBs

July is a special month for the EQWIP HUBs initiative. Canada World Youth/Youth Challenge International’s bold, new youth development project marked its first full year of operations – a huge milestone! A total of 17 dynamic youth innovation spaces known as EQWIP HUBs are up and running in six countries: Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania. The first cohorts of...

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EQWIP HUB volunteers Valery Soucy and Sophia Wood Massicotte mingling with youth in Lima Norte

21 Apr Inside Sophia’s Volunteer Experience with EQWIP HUBs in Lima!

Introducing Sophia Wood Massicotte, one of the first EQWIP HUBs’ volunteers, now returned from Peru, where she spent three months putting her skills into action in support of youth development as a Global Leader. Now back in Ottawa, ON, she took the time to share the story of her experience with EQWIP HUBs – an innovative new project powered by Canada...

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Hilary and two local volunteers

14 Apr Say Jambo to Hilary for National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week and to celebrate, we’re going behind the scenes with one of our tenacious volunteers to find out what it’s like to propel #YouthForward with EQWIP HUBs, an innovative new project powered by Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International. Setting up seventeen youth innovation spaces in six countries is no easy feat! Our volunteers have been critical...

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Pledge For Parity cover photo of young woman

14 Mar Acting On Our Pledge for Parity

On March 8th, EQWIP HUBs made the #PledgeForParity as part of International Women’s Day. Today we want to take you behind the scenes, and introduce you to the ways we’re acting on our pledge. The past 8 months have seen the EQWIP HUBs Network start collaborating on the EQWIP HUBs Gender Equality Strategy. It is being designed to assure that women...

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