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
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.
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.