Youth and Women Empowerment
PSD’s empowerment projects seek to enhance youth’s and women’s skills to expand their opportunities and cement their role as active change agents. Thus projects often utilize service-learning, human-centered design, and design thinking as approaches and provide tools for youth to not only develop themselves, but also become the driving force behind sustainable community development. In addition, PSD provides students with opportunities to enable them to bridge the gap between their formal education and the needs of the market, enabling them to gain the professional experience that would expand their skill set and increase their employability. PSD has implemented many projects under this programmatic component such as Youth Earn, Youth Engagement in Economic Development (YEED), Virtual Institute for Employment and Work (VIEW), and most recently the Makkeni project.