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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.
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Publication Date: February 24, 2022
Publication Location: WASHINGTON
Contact: Abby Henson | [email protected]
World Learning and School for International Training are profoundly saddened by the events unfolding in Ukraine. We are keenly aware of the many innocent people who will be directly impacted by this tragic situation, and what this will mean for the broader region and the world.
Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine will undoubtedly have grave humanitarian and economic consequences. After 30 years of post-Soviet independence and democracy-building, Ukraine’s young, dynamic society and the greater region once again are facing lives lost, a new wave of refugees, a dramatic increase in humanitarian needs, and destabilization of peace.
World Learning and School for International Training have a long history of education, development, and exchange programming in the region and the world. These programs aim to strengthen democratic processes and civic institutions and facilitate inclusive societies in which all voices can be heard. Our 90-year history is grounded in the mission to build a more peaceful and just world. The events unfolding today are diametrically opposed to all that we stand for and believe in.
While recent efforts at peace through diplomacy in Ukraine have fallen short, we know that our mission is essential and will ultimately prevail. Addressing complex issues through a framework of human connections and education is a peaceful and effective alternative to aggression. Current events are a sharp reminder of the importance and relevance of the work we do.
Today, we stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine against acts of force and violence. For our part, we will continue to support and grow democracies that work to foster and empower peace and human dignity. We stand strong, resolved, and rededicated to our critical work to foster a more peaceful and just world.
CEO, World Learning
Dr. Sophia Howlett,