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 for many, this education is a broken promise — schools often fail to teach youth the skills they need to find employment or make a decent living. For the families who have invested so much to put their children through school and improve their lives, this broken promise is tragic.

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.