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.

1 in 5


of the world’s children will be African
by the turn of the century.

people will live in Sub-Saharan Africa
by 2050.


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.