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Starting January 2016, IIRR will be hosting Save the Children, Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) in its global headquarters in the Philippines. The HLA will make use of the residential, office and training facility at IIRR's campus in Cavite, as they operationalize the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. IIRR is pleased to have been chosen as one of the two pioneering partners for HLA to experiment this ambitious plan which has a goal to train 40,000 Humanitarian workers over the next 5 years in various locations around the world.Read More
UN Women awards a three year grant of $1 million to IIRR for a project: “To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls in Samburu, Marsabit and Isiolo Counties in Northern Kenya”. The grant complements several ongoing efforts of IIRR, communities, local development partners and county governments to advance education and leadership for girls. Other ongoing efforts in the areas include: Education is Cool campaign, Giving Girls a Second Chance in Education and Education for Children with Special Needs.Read More
IIRR launches a special “Pastoralist Girls Back to School” Campaign in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya. The aim is to bring back 1,000 girls who for economic or social reasons dropped out or threatened to drop out of school and keep them in school. IIRR aims to achieve this goal through a special project called Goats4Girls. Girls in danger of dropping out of school for economic or social reasons are selected by parents, teachers, and IIRR local partner organizations. Each girl receives 2 mature goats and parents often match with an additional goat, but parents unable to match are not required...Read More