YouthPower Learning Webinar: The Importance of Social and Emotional Skills in Achieving Youth Outcomes
On January 29th, YouthPower discussed the new USAID Education Policy Brief on Social and Emotional Learning and Soft Skills. This webinar provided an introductory understanding of what USAID means by the terms “social and emotional skills” and “soft skills,” and its desired outcomes and quality standards. In addition, Mercy Corps shared examples from its social and emotional programming with adolescent Syrians and Jordanians in host communities in Jordan, explaining how the intervention was developed and adapted over the years based on continual learning to achieve results.
Hillary is experienced in developing rural livelihoods and building the capacity of project partners. At Making Cents, Hillary provides assistance to agriculture, youth, and microfinance projects through assessments, curriculum development, and trainings. Prior to this, she worked on value chain, youth savings and lending, and eco-tourism projects throughout West Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, including in conflict-affected environments. She also served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. When Hillary is not working, she fulfills her passion for agriculture through her home-based poultry business and working on local cattle ranches.
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