Providing multi-dimensional solutions and building the capacity of, particularly, youth and women has always been our core commitment. Today, we are taking on a catalytic role in sustainable development to make our commitment a substantial reality and our impacts more durable.
Since the RET founding in 2000, we have worked in more than 32 countries, implementing more than 360 projects to help our program participants overcome multi-dimensional adversities. We have helped refugee adolescents and youth in refugee camps; we have assisted communities from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean made vulnerable by displacement, violence, armed conflict, and disasters. We have provided a broad diversity of programs aimed at protecting and building the resilience of youth and women affected by crises.
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Today, we reimagined our interventions, envisioning a world in which vulnerable young people overcome multi-dimensional adversities and are enabled to lead their own development journey and prosper beyond our assistance. With almost two decades of experience in humanitarian assistance, peace-building and development aid, we believe we are amongst the leading NGOs to provide tailor-made solutions and relevant programs to “Bridge the Gaps” in crises, conflicts and fragile contexts using an innovative, multi-sectoral approach to protect, stabilize and enhance self-reliance.
400-1’300 Team Members
2 Million Direct Participants
20 Million Indirect Beneficiaries
1’600 Facilities (Schools & Women’s Centers)
RET’s extensive presence in the field has positively impacted the lives of just over 2 million participants, 55% of whom are women. 12,500 youth leaders have trained and managed nearly 430 tertiary education scholarships, paving the way to more peaceful and stable communities by empowering a generation of young people to become actors of positive social change. Our actions have also led to constructing, renovating, and equipping over 1,600 schools and women’s centers, training more than 30,000 educators, and improving the proficiency of numerous local and, even, national education administrations. In all, RET has indirectly reached over 20 million beneficiaries.
Our Team Members
RET’s impact is amplified through the fact that RET does not follow traditional models of sending large numbers of foreign experts to manage local problems. While RET employs staff from around forty countries, nearly all are locally based. That is to say, almost 100% of RET staff in each country of operations are citizens of that country or neighboring countries, with only very few ex-pats operating regionally or from headquarters
With 400 – 1,300 local team members around the world, RET creates a positive impact on local employment and professional development. They add a level of value to RET’s engagement in each country. RET’s global presence benefits local professionals through access to knowledge management, essential technical expertise, good/best practices, and lessons learned, as well as through training and building proficiency and skill sets of local staff.