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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, Cross-Sector Programming
Rebecca Spotts is the director of Cross-Sector Programming at World Learning, overseeing the organization’s global development programming including our work in youth development and workforce readiness, civic engagement, systems strengthening, and social inclusion. In addition, she has expertise in gender equality programming, STEM education in emerging contexts, and building the capacity of civil society organizations and local networks. 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 youth, communities, local organizations, and policy makers to strengthen their capacity to effect positive change and create more inclusive and equitable systems. 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