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  • EQWIP HUBs global programs help youth reach their potential

    Powered by Canadian leaders in global youth development – Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International– the EQWIP HUBs project is a global network that connects Canadian volunteers, youth participants, and international partners through innovative programming in six developing countries. This programming offers entrepreneurship and employment training so that young people, especially women, can come together to gain market-relevant skills......

  • EQWIP HUBs International Volunteers Collaborate to Change Lives with Young Entrepreneurs

    Canadian volunteers teamed up with a global network of partners to introduce the EQWIP HUBs Youth Innovation Fund. Launched in May and June across 6 developing countries, the Youth Innovation Fund, will support youth entrepreneurs to turn their business ideas into reality. Canadian volunteer Helen Gao (EQWIP HUBs Tamale, Ghana) collaborated to create a series of interactive, global workshops to......

  • Getting to Know the Young Chiclayans

    Originally Posted By Nicole Secker, A Volunteer at EQWIP HUBs Chiclayo, Peru. Many “cliché” thoughts went through my mind when I started writing about the young people in Chiclayo, Peru — thoughts like getting to know them has been a revealing experience that has changed me, and that their smiles are the greatest rewards. However, things are sometimes clichéd for......

  • Maddalena activates leadership in Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Maddalena is volunteering in Zanzibar, Tanzania as a Youth Communications & Engagement Coordinator. Read on to discover how she activates leadership as part of Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International’s innovative EQWIP HUBs project! Volunteering with EQWIP HUBs has allowed me so many opportunities to strengthen my skills in a global environment. These experiences have helped me not only......

  • Noah activates creativity in El Alto, Bolivia

    Noah is volunteering in El Alto, Bolivia as a Facilitation and Training Assistant with Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International’s EQWIP HUBs project. Read on to learn how he activates creative problem solving to help find solutions that propel #YouthForward. ¡Buenos días desde Bolivia! My name is Noah (in the middle), and I am a Facilitation and Training Assistant,......

  • Jonathan activates collaboration in Lima, Peru

    Jonathan is volunteering in Lima, Peru as a Youth Livelihood Officer with Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International’s EQWIP HUBs project. Read on to learn how he activates collaboration and why it’s essential to achieving our goals and accessing a career in international development! I remember the first time I had to run a meeting in EQWIP HUBs as......

  • #BeBoldForChange: Celebrating International Women’s Day at EQIWP HUBs

    International Women’s Day is an important time to celebrate the accomplishments of women all over the world; however, it also signifies that we all have a collective responsibility to shape a society where the contributions of women are seen and appreciated equally to those of men. The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap won’t close until 2186, but......

  • International Development Week 2017: Celebrating A Year of #YouthForward Impact

    Our goal to propel 100,000 youth forward by 2020 is well underway as EQWIP HUBs comes together to celebrate International Development Week in 2017. When Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International launched EQWIP HUBs almost two years ago, it became apparent that this could become a truly novel approach to youth development. With 72 million young people around the......

  • Training the Leaders of Today in Zanzibar

    EQWIP HUBs Zanzibar was chosen to facilitate leadership training for more than 1,000 Youth Council Members across Zanzibar. Lucky for us, one of our own EQWIP HUBs Volunteers, Hilary Duff, was able to attend. Read about the experience below! “Sisi soteni viongozi.” The Swahili words were written across the flip chart paper and stuck to the board with a wad......

  • My First Days in Bolivia

    Camina Harrison-Chery, an EQWIP HUBs Volunteer who is in Bolivia for the next year working as a facilitator. Read on to learn all about her experience supporting Canada World Youth/Youth Challenge International’s new youth livelihood project, EQWIP HUBs! It only took standing in front of thirty pairs of attentive eyes once to realize the importance of the work I will......

  • The long awaited Entrepreneurship Training Program is almost complete!

    EQWIP HUBs knew the driver behind a brand new entrepreneurship training program would have to be innovation. With the curriculum currently in the testing phase, one thing is clear; a new way of thinking is about to emerge. Did you know, on average, nine out of ten start-up businesses fail? It’s true. To better understand the problem, Fortune Magazine did......

  • Meet EQWIP HUB Mwanza

    Karibu Sana to EQWIP HUBs in Mwanza, Tanzania It’s an exciting time – the first group of Tanzanian youth are halfway through EQWIP HUBs’ core employment training program. Let’s pay them a visit, shall we? Check out the full story by EQWIP HUBs volunteer, Hilary Duff, on EXPOSURE now....

  • 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......

  • Inside Sophia’s Volunteer Experience with EQWIP HUBs in Lima!

    Introducing Sophia Wood Massicotte, one of the first EQWIP HUBs’ volunteers, now returned from Peru, where she spent three months putting her skills into action in support of youth development as a Global Leader. Now back in Ottawa, ON, she took the time to share the story of her experience with EQWIP HUBs – an innovative new project powered by......

  • Say Jambo to Hilary for National Volunteer Week

    It’s National Volunteer Week and to celebrate, we’re going behind the scenes with one of our tenacious volunteers to find out what it’s like to propel #YouthForward with EQWIP HUBs, an innovative new project powered by Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International. Setting up seventeen youth innovation spaces in six countries is no easy feat! Our volunteers have been......