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Graduating to Resilience Learning Summit

graduating to Resilience Learning Summit, June 21, 2022
Hybrid Modality: Washington D.C and Virtual

AVSI-USA and the Society for International Development, US Chapter (SID-US) will host the Graduating to Resilience Learning Summit as an opportunity to share and discuss the results of the first cohort of the USAID funded graduation pilot taking place in Kamwenge District, Uganda. 

CHESS TOURNAMENT FOR ukraine

join our friends for an online chess tournament for ukraine, april 18-22

All are invited to join an entirely virtual Chess Tournament Fundraiser for the #HelpUkraine Campaign, April 18-22. Click on the ‘learn more’ button to download the flyer and register!

Zoom call with ukraine

Zoom Call with Ukraine on Sunday, March 20th, at 4 pm

Join us  for a Zoom call with Guido Calvi, Head of AVSI’s Emergency Response Team who has just returned to Italy from Poland and Romania. He will share his first-hand experience and answer any questions. See the link below.

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unguarded

No one escapes from love

Camino Productions NYC and AVSI-USA present
“UNGUARDED: Nobody Escapes from Love”
Directed by Simonetta D’Italia
To be released in 2021

UNGUARDED takes us inside the walls of APAC, the revolutionary Brazilian prison system centered on the full recovery and rehabilitation of the person. Beginning in 1970, APAC founder Dr. Mario Ottoboni volunteered in some of Brazil’s worst prisons. Seeing men and women frequently return to a life of crime once they left prison, Dr. Ottoboni decided to found his own restorative justice-based system. The results have been extraordinary: while the crime rate and recidivism rates have continued to increase in Brazil’s public prisons, within the APAC (Association for the Protection and Assistance of Convicts) system they have steadily decreased. UNGUARDED explores the unique method behind this system, now present in twenty three countries across four continents. Observing the daily lives of the “recuperandos” (recovering inmates) who live and work there, we see firsthand why—as one inmate puts it—“no one escapes from love.”

The Power of Reading: AVSI Provides Ivorian Children with the Opportunity to Dream

UN data reveals that more than 393 million children have failed to gain the basic literacy skills at age 10; and in the case of Ivory Coast, the reading rates have always been low, with the reality that one third of children who start in 1st grade will drop out before finishing primary school. In response, AVSI has been working to improve literacy rates in 613 schools of Ivory Coast through the USDA/McGovern-Dole Program. Led by the World Food Program from 2016 to 2021, 150,000 students were able to receive quality school meals. Amid the crisis, AVSI has stepped up its work with refugees and migrants in the region, leveraging the little money available to create pathways for long-term integration and development for Venezuelans in host countries. Through the project Integrados, funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, AVSI provides legal protection, housing, and livelihoods assistance for Venezuelan refugees and migrants in three regions of Ecuador: Pichincha, Manabi, and El Oro.

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AVSI Meets Pope

On Saturday September 3rd on the occasion of the Open Hospitals in Syria conference, AVSI was received in audience by Pope Francis.

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We Are All Migrants

Since 2016, more than 6 million people have fled Venezuela. About 5 million of them have found refuge in other countries of Latin America. The country’s oppressive political climate and worsening economic conditions has made the Venezuelan crisis one of the largest migration events in modern history.
Amid the crisis, AVSI has stepped up its work with refugees and migrants in the region, leveraging the little money available to create pathways for long-term integration and development for Venezuelans in host countries. Through the project Integrados, funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, AVSI provides legal protection, housing, and livelihoods assistance for Venezuelan refugees and migrants in three regions of Ecuador: Pichincha, Manabi, and El Oro.

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