YAPI History 2004-2010

  •  Developed seven course curriculum modules for United States high schools and updated.
  •  Developed nine resources papers and updated.
  • Developed two new monographs: street children, and refugee children, each with supporting education modules.
  • Developing continuing education courses for DC Public School Teachers, with support of the District.
  • Participated in the CWLA/Deepalaya NGO Professional Exchange to India through the U.S. State Department.
  • Recruited, selected, and trained six youth leaders from the U.S. to attend the Children’s World Congress (Italy).
  • Provided training at the World Conference on Mental Health and InterCAMHS World Conference in New Zealand.
  • Provided training on child labor and its effects to American Psychological Association and Congressional Fellows.
  • Provided introductory training on child soldiers to the National Forum on Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
  • Provided introductory workshop on human exploitation to the youth leaders of the Religious Action Center .
  • Served as a panelist on the State of the World’s Exploited Children to the National Young Leaders Conference.
  • Served as a consultant on three documentary films: Violence of Light; Poetry in Wartime; and one yet unnamed.
  • Provided advice and contacts to the Oprah Winfrey show for a program entitled: Atrocities against Children.
  • Hosted Indian and Ukrainian Professional Exchange delegates through the U.S. State Department to discuss child issues.
  • Hosted Turkmenistan Youth Exchange Delegates through the U.S. State Department; served as lead speaker.
  • Published several articles at Family News and Focus, Caribbean Voice, Washington Post, Education Update, etc.
  • Served on the North American Regional Consultation to the United Nations Study on Violence against Children.
  • Assisted with Global Action Day: the largest lobby event ever on behalf of children’s rights (107 countries).
  • Consulted the new Acting Director of the International Child Labor Program at the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Consulted with Congressional offices and government agencies on child labor, Cocoa Protocol, and Tariff Acts.
  • Attended the World Bank Commission meeting on International Child Labor with ICCLE and the Global March.
  • Served as the Chair of the Youth Participation on the CRC Committee, and as a Steering Committee member.
  • Developed a website to educate youth and the public about national/international child issues and to facilitate access to resources, listed as Website of the Week in Parade and the School District Administrators Magazine.
  • Accepted to the NGO Committee on UNICEF which provides us with a voice and consultative status at UNICEF.
  • Provided summer programs to more than 90 DC children with Reaching Out’s Summer Enrichment Program.