In 2015/2016, WUSC wrapped up an initiative in Afghanistan that helped establish a national credentialing system for teachers and accreditation standards for the institutions that train them. In the Caribbean, we assumed management of a Global Affairs Canada-funded initiative, which works with farmers, agro-processors, and related businesses to improve their access to high-value markets in the region. We also opened up two new offices in Mongolia and Tanzania, reflecting our growing programming around the world.
Your support of WUSC in 2015/2016 helped youth pursue their education, gain meaningful employment, and become empowered leaders. Together, directly and indirectly, we reached thousands of people by building the capacity of local governments, strengthening national education systems, and working with local partners to remove the barriers to inclusive economic growth.
WE ARE SUPPORTING MORE REFUGEE YOUTH THAN EVER THROUGH THE SRP.
In the fall of 2015, we witnessed an unprecedented outpouring of support for the Student Refugee Program in Canada. A total of 86 university, college, and CEGEP campuses from across the country came together to increase their support to refugee youth, demonstrating true Canadian leadership in the face of the global refugee crisis. As a result, we were able to nearly double the number of students resettled in 2016/2017.
Number of students supported through the SRP
HUNDREDS OF CANADIANS VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME AND SKILLS OVERSEAS
Canadians have the skills, experience, and passion to contribute to global development efforts around the world. In 2015/2016, 339 international volunteers from coast to coast to coast supported global development in 14 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas through Uniterra (a WUSC and CECI program).