The first youth participants taking part in livelihoods programming at the EQWIP HUB in Zanzibar, Tanzania

20 Jul Explore the World of EQWIP HUBs

July is a special month for the EQWIP HUBs initiative. Canada World Youth/Youth Challenge International’s bold, new youth development project marked its first full year of operations – a huge milestone!

A total of 17 dynamic youth innovation spaces known as EQWIP HUBs are up and running in six countries: Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania. The first cohorts of young Canadian volunteers were recruited and placed in six countries working collaboratively and cross-culturally to help impact one of the greatest challenges of our time — youth under and unemployment.

Today, Each EQWIP HUB space is home to a vibrant and supportive community shaped by unique local needs and cultural customs, but unified by the spirited pulse of youth.

Thanks to this dynamic program, local youth aged 18-35 will:

  • Learn market-relevant skills
  • Gain access to the mentorship, networks, technology & capital
  • Prepare youth for meaningful employment
  • Help young people launch a new wave of enterprise

Celebrating Our Success

In celebration of the year one milestone, we’re taking you on a photo tour of our global network — check them out! Together we can propel #YouthForward.

EQWIP HUBs staff, youth participants and Canadian volunteers in Bolivia.

EQWIP HUBs staff, youth participants and Canadian volunteers in Bolivia.

EQWIP HUBs youth participating in livelihood training in El Alto, Bolivia

EQWIP HUBs youth participating in livelihood training in El Alto, Bolivia

Ghanaian youth participating in livelihoods training at the EQWIP HUB in Accra, Ghana

Ghanaian youth participating in livelihoods training at the EQWIP HUB in Accra, Ghana

EQWIP HUBs staff, youth participants and Canadian volunteers in Lima, Peru

EQWIP HUBs staff, youth participants and Canadian volunteers in Lima, Peru

Indonesian youth participating in livelihood training at the EQWIP HUB in Surabaya, Indonesia

Indonesian youth participating in livelihood training at the EQWIP HUB in Surabaya, Indonesia

 

Tanzanian youth and a Canadian volunteer participating in the curriculum development workshop at the EQWIP HUB in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tanzanian youth and a Canadian volunteer participating in the curriculum development workshop at the EQWIP HUB in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Youth participant at EQWIP HUBs in Bolivia

With one full year already complete, now is the perfect time to celebrate the accomplishments of the youth participants, staff and local partners and Canadian volunteers around the world. We’ll share many more incredible #YouthForward moments in the months and years to come — stay tuned!

Want to learn more? Follow EQWIPHUBs on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to stay-up- to-date on the latest goings on around the world. You can also learn more about our founding organizations, Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International.



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