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Participants in a livelihood skills program

Education and Livelihood Skills Alliance (ELSA)
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Girl participating in multimedia education activityELSA is an alliance of international and Philippine NGOs, foundations, and education institutions, including the International Youth Foundation, the Ayala Foundation, the Consuelo Foundation, Petron Foundation, Philippines Business for Social Progress, and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization-Regional Center for Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO-INNOTECH). This alliance seeks to create and expand school- and community-based learning and employment opportunities. To lower the high drop-out rate and raise school participation and completion rates, ELSA is upgrading school infrastructure, mobilizing Parent Teacher Community Associations (PTCAs), strengthening Alternative Learning Systems, and providing opportunities for positive youth leadership engagement. Innovative information and communications technology (ICT) and multimedia educational programs are used to address education quality and access in targeted regions. Livelihood training and employment promotion activities support the reintegration of out-of-school youth into the peaceful economy. ELSA’s geographic targets include municipalities in the ARMM and neighboring conflict-affected regions.

Lead Implementer:
International Youth Foundation

Partner Organizations:

Ayala Foundation
Bangasmoro Youth Ranao Center for Peace and Development
Christian Children’s Fund-Basilan
Consuelo Foundation
Federation of United Mindanawan Bangasmoro Women Multipurpose Cooperative
Globe Telecom
Muslim Upliftment Foundation of Tawi Tawi (MUFTI)
Nagdilaab Foundation
Petron Foundation
Philippine Business for Social Progress
SEAMEO Innotech

To view a list of implementation sites, click here. (Excel File)

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