DURATION: 05/01/2012 - 07/31/2016
FUNDER: U.S. Department of State

Program Description

The Promoting Education, Altruism, and Civic Engagement (PEACE) program engaged Algerian university students and select young leaders with disabilities in addressing social problems within their communities.

Through a partnership with the Algerian National Federation of People with Disabilities, the PEACE program worked with existing networks to provide general university students and youth with disabilities meaningful volunteer experiences that reflected their interests and helped them to make a valuable impact on their communities while building practical skills and enhancing their professional portfolios for future employment.

Program Goals

Project activities achieved four primary objectives:

  • Enhanced the capacity of Algerian universities and civil society organizations to collaboratively provide students with volunteer and career opportunities;
  • Improved leadership, project planning, and job skills for Algerian university students and select youth with disabilities;
  • Increased student participation in community service projects; and
  • Maximized future program sustainability by building on current government and donor initiatives, strengthening existing civil society networks, creating new partnerships, and building local training capacity.