Jumpstart Academy Africa identifies existing schools in Cameroon and Nigeria and partners with them to create improved learning environments and equip young people with relevant skills for 21st century workforce.
Up for discussion: resourcing for job creators, putting faith in young people, the idea of a "job" and how young people have been able to redefine it, lessons from young innovators addressing employment and more.
Being innovative does not require for you to be a professor or be the wright brothers and make a new plane. It only requires that you identify and change certain processes that retard the success of your product.
The 62-page radio toolkit provides inclusive examples to allow free exchange of ideas between girls and boys and increase awareness of radio producers and managers about ethical and legal requirements particularly when working with minors.
Adjusting to change is difficult for an organization and its employees. Using almost any model is helpful, because it offers leaders a guideline to follow, along with the ability to determine expected results.
It is important to have people from all kinds of backgrounds in the business, and to invest heavily in authentic customer insight - get out into the community, approach problems with empathy and try to really understand the needs, frustrations and....
Ashoka Fellow Abu Musuuza, founder of Village Energy, a social enterprise that enables young people in rural areas to become micro-entreprneuers and technicians who provide solar energy technology solutions to their communities.
Social problem solvers working to tackle youth unemployment are providing school-age children with inexpensive, creative second-chance education programs or offering training that gives young people the skills they need in the 21st century.
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