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job market


Across Africa more than
7 million young people enter the job market each year hoping to make a living.

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job market


Across Africa more than
7 million young people enter the job market each year hoping to make a living.

Yet most youth can expect only to remain unemployed or underemployed and to live on less than $2 a day.

Why?

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Because they lack the 21st century skills required to succeed in scarce formal sector jobs.

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youngest


Africa is the world's youngest continent.

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Africa is the world's youngest continent.

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

50%

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

people will live in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2050.

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enrollment


Seven billion young people will enroll in secondary school in Africa by the end of this century. 

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Seven billion young people will enroll in secondary school in Africa by the end of this century. 

 

 

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 families who have invested so much to put their children through school, this broken promise is tragic.

 

A continued explosion of the youth bulge without a solution to youth unemployment could have catastrophic global consequences. 

 
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Youth are the solution


YOUTH ARE THE SOLUTION

Youth are the solution


YOUTH ARE THE SOLUTION

Educate! is transforming education in Africa to teach youth to solve poverty for themselves and their communities.