The world’s population is young: about 40 percent of people are under the age of 25.
Young people hold tremendous potential for the future, yet also face unique challenges: finding enough work, mitigating the increasing impacts of climate change, gaining access to a quality education, and more.
Many are dealing with all of these challenges while coping with conflict, violence, trauma and other significant stressors.
That’s why we work to provide young people with the tools, resources and services they need to succeed and build a brighter future for themselves and their communities. We give them social and emotional support to address high levels of stress. We connect them with job training and opportunities.
The decisions that young people make today will determine the outcomes of tomorrow. Supporting them is critical for the future.
In the next 3 years, the number of mobile phone users will reach 2.9 billion — or 70 percent of the world’s population.
Access to clean water is at the center of many of our projects across the communities.
Social entrepreneurs around the world are harnessing novel business models to fuel widespread social change.
We contribute rigorously-produced reports on what programs and policies are the most effective in addressing the major development challenges of our time.
In every community where we work, we connect people to the resources and opportunities they need to build strong, stable livelihoods that can withstand future challenges.
Throughout its history, Help Meet Shine has demonstrated innovation, timeliness and the ability to quickly adapt to changing realities.