Duration: May 2012 to July 2016
Funder: U.S. Department of State
The Promoting Education, Altruism, and Civic Engagement (PEACE) program engages Algerian university students and select young leaders with disabilities in addressing social problems within their communities.
Project activities achieve four primary objectives:
- Enhance the capacity of Algerian universities and civil society organizations to collaboratively provide students with volunteer and career opportunities;
- Improve leadership, project planning, and job skills for Algerian university students and select youth with disabilities;
- Increase student participation in community service projects; and
- Maximize future program sustainability by building on current government and donor initiatives, strengthening existing civil society networks, creating new partnerships, and building local training capacity.
Through a partnership with the Algerian National Federation of People with Disabilities, the PEACE program works with existing networks to provide general university students and youth with disabilities meaningful volunteer experiences that reflect their interests and help them to make a valuable impact on their communities while building practical skills and enhancing their professional portfolios for future employment.