Future Forward: Youth Innovations for Employment in Africa - Success Stories

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PAIGE ELENSON Africa Yoga Project, Kenya       THE PROBLEM In Kenya, health programs tend to focus on epidemics such as HIV and Malaria, but little attention is given to mental health despite the devastating impact on the... more
MARLON PARKER  RLabs, South Africa​   THE PROBLEM In Cape Flats Township of Cape Town, South Africa, youth poverty and unemployment remain major causes for organized crimes, drug abuse, and violence. A large... more
THE PROBLEM The lack of job opportunities and quality professional training opportunities in most African countries have led to a high rate of youth unemployment. Private sector options are financially restrictive and... more
THE PROBLEM  South African youth face obstacles that perpetuate disadvantage. Most township schools produce learners whose academic performance is below grade level. Poor matric results and low awareness of post-school... more
THE PROBLEM Despite efforts to reform the education system in South Africa, low quality schooling remains one main cause for youth unemployment and poverty. Higher education is prohibitively expensive, and distance learning... more