We partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to roll out our Youth Employment Accelerator Programme (YEA) in Nairobi. YEA is a work readiness ‘boot camp’ that provides young people with the skills and experience they need to succeed when they enter the workplace. The programme is built around the practical skills and knowledge companies identified as most needed in new hires.
We are honoured to have worked with The Mastercard Foundation as they focus on helping economically disadvantaged young people in Africa find opportunities to move themselves, their families and their communities out of poverty to a better life. Together, we used our blended learning (both online and offline) approach that leverages technology and an innovative approach to peer-to-peer learning while focusing on the specific needs of local labour markets.
“Absolutely wonderful and transformational training. Its very nature kept me involved and interested. I liked that it provided practical structures, tools, and strategies to implement the learned ideas and skills.” – Mark M., now working for a Nairobi-based social enterprise.
The results from the pilot were successful and demonstrated a way that we could deliver training to disadvantaged youth at 25-35% of the cost of traditional programmes. At the end of the training, 70% of the cohort found employment, with more than half being young women.
This case study is a must read! Learn more about the design, the outcomes and the lessons learned. View the full copy on the Mastercard Foundations website HERE.