Yet most youth can expect only to remain unemployed or underemployed and to live on less than $2 a day. Why? Because they lack the 21st century skills required to succeed in scarce formal sector jobs.
Today, children make up nearly half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population. Soon these children will become the region’s leaders and workforce.
of the world’s children will be African
by the turn of the century.
people will live in Sub-Saharan Africa
But education systems across Africa deliver a broken promise:
Spending years in schools that do not teach the skills youth actually need does not lead to employment and increased earning power.
As a result, millions of African youth finish school only to face poverty and unemployment.
A continued explosion of the youth bulge without a solution to youth unemployment could have catastrophic global consequences.
Educate! is transforming education in Africa to teach youth to solve poverty for themselves and their communities.