worldbank It’s never too late to learn! Meet 68-year old Celia Curay, who learned more than basic reading & writing skills in weekly lessons up in the mountains of Butuan, Mindanao in the #Philippines. Through the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System, she also learned to bake bread. This new project teaches basic literacy and livelihood skills to students like the elderly and out-of-school youth. 3d

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worldbank Survivors of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) plant vegetables at a livelihood project site in Anahayway village in Leyte province, #Philippines. Photo: Dominic Chavez 4d

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worldbank World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is welcomed in Padappai, India, where he talked with women who we're being taught skills in a poverty reduction program. Dr. Kim visits #India at a time when it is rapidly urbanizing, with 10 million Indians moving every year into towns and cities from the rural areas. He will visit Bank-supported project sites in Tamil Nadu to see the challenges of India's rural-urban transformation, and how, empowered with the right skills, rural women in the state are taking advantage of emerging urban employment opportunities. Photo by John Donnelly. #Rural #Urban #Jobs #Skills #Employment #EndPoverty #india 6d

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worldbank Join the local leaders working to end female genital mutilation and child & forced marriage. Be part of the Girl Summit, take the pledge and lend your voice to help end 2 of the biggest challenges facing girls today. Go to girlsummitpledge.com. The summit takes place on July 22 in London.
#GirlSummit #EndFGM #childmarriage #forcedmarriage #girlsrights #womensrights #girlpower #girleffect
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  •   nanakwesiasante I want to work with u guys oo.i am from Ghana and i am readn statistics im the university.please reply to this message. @worldbank 7d

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worldbank How can you serve on #MandelaDay? Here are some ways to get involved. Take on what you want to change in your community. #Takeon #Mandela
1. Help children get vaccinated
2. Organize a food program
3. Connect entrepreneurs through technology
4. Help build a home or school
5. Speak up: Encourage others to express their ideas
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worldbank Trendy jewelry made in African slums goes international: A Kenyan Startup company has used mobile technology to link local artisans with global markets. The company, founded and managed by #women, distributes some of Africa's coolest fashion items via #Internet. Learn more:http://www.infodev.org/mobile #Kenya #Africa 2w

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worldbank Malala says she is stronger than fear and the enemies of #education. To celebrate her 17th birthday, Malala wants to know what YOU are #StrongerThan. Leave a comment telling us what you have overcome. #malalafund #malala 2w

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worldbank July 11 is World Population Day. Did you know that only 10% of births worldwide are registered in the first year? Most developing countries don’t record basic data, like births, marriages and deaths. Stronger civil registration systems will ensure that all lives are counted when policy decisions are made. Photo by Stanislas Fradelizi http://bit.ly/1yGDTji #wpd2014 2w

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worldbank Across Sub-Saharan Africa, the agriculture sector is under-performing. Four east African countries- #Ethiopia, #Kenya, #Tanzania and #Uganda are collaborating to marshal the power of science to boost the quantity and quality of food and dairy production and put more money into farmers’ pockets.The overarching goal the East African Agricultural Productivity Program is to increase #agricultural productivity and growth in eastern Africa, focusing on priority commodities such as cassava, rice, wheat and small holder dairy production. Photo by Dasan Bobo. #Farms #Farming #Farmers #Productivity #Growth #Africa 3w

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worldbank World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim with students at a machinery workshop under a vocational and technical education project at Hunan Normal University in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. Photo by Wu Zhiyi. #China #Education #Skills #Jobs 3w
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worldbank Young girls in local traditional dress from the Kanpetlet Township, Chin State of Myanmar.
The World Bank considers community driven development initiatives to be effective tools to combat rural poverty. Over the next two years, over 3,000 villages in rural Myanmar will have the opportunity to identify and implement the projects they need most. Photo by Meriem Gray #community #development #rural #poverty #Myanmar #endpoverty
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worldbank Are you the first in your family to attend school? In South Asia, there are more students first-generation students than in any other part of the world! That's great news, but the quality of schooling is still low: http://wrld.bg/yv6LO #betterschools 4w

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worldbank Women in Chin State, Myanmar were involved in village meetings for the #Myanmar National Community Development Project. The project has a strong focus on women to ensure that they have an equal voice in decision-making. Kanpetlet Township, Chin State, Myanmar. 4w

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worldbank Good news: More girls are attending school in South Asia than ever before. But quality of #education still needs to improve, according to a new report. Learn more: http://wrld.bg/yv6LO #betterschools 4w

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worldbank Sri Lanka’s workforce is the most educated in South Asia: about 96% of its citizens complete primary school and 87% secondary school, and there is gender parity in school completion. Despite a large number of educated young workers, Sri Lanka’s labor market is characterized by high youth unemployment, high underemployment, and considerable informality. Although the overall unemployment rate declined 5% between 2000 and 2012 - 20% of 15–24 year-olds were still unemployed in 2012.

The World Bank has recently approved a $101.5 million #IDA credit to expand the availability of employable workers by increasing access to high quality, labor market relevant skills development programs. The project will open new career prospects for skilled employment that is critical to sustain growth in a middle income country. Photo by Lakshman Nadaraja. #SriLanka #Youth #Employment #Jobs #Skills #Education
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  •   qrismwa Interesting statistics. I believe a learned society is better than a less learned / irreterate one. That injection should be invested in highly productive sectors to help generate jobs. ;-) 1mon
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worldbank A Metrobus system bus, part of the new mass transportation system in Panama City, Panama.
Government policies that encourage low-carbon transportation and energy efficiency could increase global economic output by more than $1.8 trillion per year, and also save lives, reduce crop losses, and tackle climate change. Photo by Gerardo Pesantez. #ClimateSmart #ClimateChange
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worldbank Portrait of World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim as a child. How has the World Bank helped millions of children reach their #5thbday? Through supporting child immunizations, providing skilled health personnel at births, and distributing #malaria bed nets. "I'm proud to be part of this global health movement." -- JIm Yong Kim. Photo Courtesy of the Kim Family #Health #Immunization 1mon

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worldbank Businesswoman Caillimee Methelus, far left, stands with four of her Haitian protegees in Port-au-Prince, #Haiti. Caillimee serves as a mentor to the young women, who are learning life skills such as confidence, leadership and healthy habits. The program is part of the Adolescent Girls Initiative, a program by the World Bank to help young women in their late teens and early 20s learn job skills that make them employable in countries beset by poverty and damaged by violence, disaster and conflict. #AGI 1mon

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worldbank How would you combat desertification? Share your solutions in the comments using hashtag #climateproofmyland 1mon

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worldbank "If we don't confront climate change, we won't end poverty," says World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change Rachel Kyte after visiting #Tacloban along the #Philippines coast, which was hit by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). 6 months after the typhoon that swept ships onto the land in November, 2013, some poor families have rebuilt homes in the same danger zones. We're providing financial & technical support to the government to help affected families recover from the effects of the #typhoon. #climatechange 1mon
  •   rosemarytjombonde One day I will work for the world bank procurement division! 1mon
  •   ebubay @rosemarytjombonde hardwork! Resilience and quest for knowledge would take you there, never give up! 1mon
  •   sujoykanjilal I want to work for world bank and make remittance my focal point making regulators realise the importance of the same in their economies . Thanks 1mon

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