Enhancing the quality of education and linking it to people’s futures
Chemonics’ global network is driven by a stubborn insistence that tomorrow’s world must be better than today’s, which is why our work in education and youth is so central to who we are. Program design begins with understanding the needs of children, teachers, parents, communities, and decision-makers and then collaborating to develop and implement interventions that meet their ever-evolving needs. We strive to apply Universal Design for Learning principles to all activities and resources that serve children, youth, and adults. Focusing first on those at the margins, we develop education resources and processes that are flexible, evidence-based, and integrate multiple methods and modalities. With more than half of the world’s population under 30 years of age, it is critical that young people are positioned as agents of change who can advocate for their own futures. To succeed in this, we believe youth must be put at the helm of change efforts and gain critical life skills that will enable them to improve the world. Because we believe that all young people — without exception — have the right to lead productive, engaged, and healthy lives.