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Stories of IREX

Stories of IREX
November 20, 2014
Women attend a career fair organized by the University of Baghdad
by Iftekar Husain

Finding a job after college is has been difficult for students in Baghdad, particularly now as a result of the increasing instability. Approximately 300,000 people under the age of 24 enter the workforce each year, coupled with a youth unemployment rate of more than 18 percent. To address this, university career centers are connecting students and faculty with industry recruiters while providing soft skills training to better prepare students as competitive applicants for the workforce.

Stories of IREX
November 13, 2014
Kolu Kamah, right oversees donations to ELWA Hospital, photo by Frontpage Africa
by Justine O'Sullivan

“I feel there is no better time than this to be a health practitioner in Liberia. I’m proud that I can make a difference in people’s lives; especially during the Ebola crisis,” says 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Kolu Kamah, Director of Nursing Services and Acting Hospital Administrator at the Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) hospital. Both ELWA and Kolu are at the forefront of Liberia’s fight against Ebola: three of the American physicians who contracted the virus worked at ELWA hospital, and Doctors without Borders maintains a unit at the hospital.


November 19, 2014
Media professionals attend the M-TAG launch ceremony in Tbilisi, Georgia

IREX is pleased to announce the new five-year, USAID-funded Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG) program. Through trainings and guidance with a core group of committed media outlets, M-TAG will enable journalists to gain a better understanding of select government reform areas for more competent reporting, in addition to helping journalists improve sensitivity when covering diversity for more inclusive policies in newsrooms.

November 12, 2014
Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program (TCCSP) scholars in Washington, DC

Following an announcement from the United States Ambassador to Tunisia Jacob Walles and the Tunisian Minister of Higher Education Tawfik Jelassi, IREX is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program for students in Tunisia.


September 4, 2014
Staff from partner NAYMOTE raise awareness about Ebola though community outreach

IREX cordially invites you to the event: Ebola in Liberia: The Challenges of Preserving Peace in a Public Crisis on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 2-3:30 PM. Please RSVP here to attend.