Dorien Beurskens

Dorien Beurskens

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Name: Dorien Beurskens

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Poor training opportunities are the cause of high rates of unemployment for youth in Southern Africa. Young Africa’s model provides youth vocational education by renting out the centers’ space and equipment to local entrepreneurs who train students in a wide variety of fields.

Young Africa teaches underprivileged youngsters improved methods of farming and methods for processing and packaging, involving the private sector in the training, so they learn that there is money to be made in farming. Thus, food security will grow and economic productivity will increase.