Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. Women are also more likely to be underemployed and under-paid. That is why education and training are key determiners of success in the labor market.
The Rebound Program, supported by Barclays, helps to combat issues related to youth un- and underemployment, financial literacy, and professional development. Since 2014, Barclays has supported nonprofit organisation Good Shepherd Services to help tackle challenges faced by many of New York City families.
Rose joined Generation Kenya in August 2015. After graduation she got a job as an insurance salesperson with Britam.
Generation stood with me
“Soon after I joined Generation, the worst happened – I lost my mother, the pillar of our family. I felt all hope was lost. But the Generation family stood with me and helped me restore hope. I will forever be grateful.”
Employer-led coalition achieves goal two years ahead of schedule; Aligns with rest of sector to help one million young people in the next five years
SEATTLE, August 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, the country’s largest employer-led coalition committed to creating pathways to meaningful employment for young people, today announced that it has met its goal of employing 100,000 Opportunity Youth, the population of 16-24 year olds who are out of work and not in school, two years ahead of schedule. The coalition, formed in July 2015, is now aligning with the cross-sector goal of creating one million opportunities by 2021.
As Africa prepares for an imminent economic takeoff, her young people have a critical role to play in making it a reality. Their youthful energy is a key ingredient in unlocking the continent’s potential as the next frontier for growth.
Nairobi, June 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – AfricAqua, a social enterprise focused on innovative solutions for delivering clean water to low-income communities, joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide 20,000 Kenyans with access to safe drinking water through 100 Watershop water outlets. These ‘water malls’ are expected to employ 200 young adults as distributors and offer entrepreneurship opportunities to community members offering related products and services.
Global Roundtable Takes Place in Kansas City with Representatives From Kauffman Foundation, RTI International and Project Metas/EDC Honduras
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Youth unemployment has been recognized as a global problem. According to the International Labour Organization, as many as 73 million young people were estimated to be unemployed in 2013; and in developing areas, where 90 percent of the global youth population lives, stable, quality employment is especially lacking1. Children International has developed programs that prepare impoverished youth to enter the job market with valuable skills that will help them find employment.