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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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- Director, Global Program Management
Rebecca Spotts is the director of Global Program Management at World Learning and oversees the organization’s education development portfolio with a particular emphasis on improving teaching and learning at all levels of the education system and improving youth employment and leadership. In addition, she has expertise in gender equality programming, STEM education in emerging contexts, and building the capacity of civil society organizations through performance based grants management and targeted technical assistance. Prior to her work at World Learning, Spotts worked on national education sector reform in Pakistan, studied the role of human rights education and peacebuilding in schooling, researched access to education for girls in rural Liberia, and supported international networks to promote access to education in emergency settings. Throughout her career, Spotts has built the capacity of communities, schools, and policy makers to improve education quality for all with a special emphasis on highlighting opportunities for girls, young women, and other traditionally excluded youth to take leadership roles and excel through education. Spotts holds a master’s degree in International Education Development with focus on the intersection of Education Policy and Gender from Teachers College, Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from University of Pittsburgh.
Expertise: international education development; gender equality programming; STEM education in emerging contexts; civil society capacity building