Celebrating 1,000 Projects in 21 Countries

World Connect improves the lives of women and children in the developing world by empowering local leaders to drive change in their communities, impacting health, education, economic opportunity and the environment. In the process, we inspire young Americans to think and act globally and philanthropically by engaging them in our partnerships and our projects.

World Connect has launched 1,000 projects in 21 countries around the world and works in 25 schools across the U.S. to engage young Americans in global learning through our international projects. Learn more about our work by watching our new promotional video.

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Reflecting on our work in Kenya

Reflecting on our work in Kenya

World Connect has been working in Kenya since 2011 in partnership with many dynamic, talented grassroots leaders and community-based organizations, as well as committed Peace Corps Volunteers placed in remote villages throughout the country. Our projects have directed energy and resources towards a myriad of community-driven development priorities in Kenya, such as improving school environments … More

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Let girls learn

Let Girls Learn

First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let Girls Learn initiative in March of 2015 to support girls around the world in accessing education. Women and girls comprise 70% of those living in extreme poverty around the world. A single year of primary school has been shown to increase women's wages by 10%- 20%, and a secondary education causes an increase of 15%-25%. Women with six or more years of education … More