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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 90 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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Publication Date: November 15, 2021
Publication Location: WASHINGTON
Contact: Kate Casa | [email protected]
On behalf of World Learning and School for International Training, we would like to thank U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy for nearly a half-century of distinguished service to Vermont, the nation, and the world.
Senator Leahy is the embodiment of the values that we seek to instill in our students and program participants—a true changemaker whose life and career are an inspiration to us all. During eight terms in the U.S. Senate, and before that as a state’s attorney, he has held fast to his convictions, and those of his Vermont constituents, with empathy and commonsense solutions.
Our state, our nation, and the world are better thanks to Senator Leahy’s unyielding advocacy for civil and human rights including protection for women, children, and the LGBTQI+ community; his unshakeable commitment to education; his vigilance in safeguarding our land, food systems, and natural resources; and his global leadership as a peacemaker.
As a 20-year member of the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines/Cluster Munition Coalition and administrator of USAID’s Special Program to Address the Needs of Survivors, World Learning salutes the Senator’s career-spanning quest to ban the use and export of mines, his support for victims of violence and war, and his tireless advocacy for citizen diplomacy and people-to-people exchanges. For these and other outstanding accomplishments, we were proud to award Senator Leahy our 2012 Distinguished Global Citizen Achievement Award.
Announcing today that he would not seek re-election to a ninth term, the nation’s longest-serving senator said, “It is time to pass the torch to the next Vermonter who will carry on this work for our great state. It’s time to come home.”
We have been honored to call Patrick Leahy our Senator. We wish him and Marcelle health and happiness during the next chapter of their remarkable lives, and we welcome them home to a state made stronger and more resilient thanks to their extraordinary public service.