Empowering Africa's youth is one of the most pressing challenges facing the African continent today. The youth represent over 75% of the population and although many African countries are experiencing an economic boom, youth employment in Africa is at a crisis stage. In the past decades, great strides have been made in providing access to education, but not much has been done to match this with providing equal access to employment. While African youth are attaining higher education levels than ever before, 40 millions of people under the age of 25 are currently out of work. By 2050, they will be 400 million to be in need of sustainable employment.
(Source: African Economic Outlook)
Under the leadership of Startup Lions, the project follows a three-step approach.
local talents who received free training
impact workers' income increase
cumulative purchasing power injected in local economy
people lifted out of poverty
You have skills in programming, graphic design, film or music and want to help others doing what you do best? Volunteer with us & spend one or more months in one of the most remote areas of East-Africa mentoring a team of young adults on their way to become entrepreneurs on the global digital market. Build up a relationship to bright African minds, and enable them to have a successful career, without them having to leave their home region. You will receive free full board and lodging and… it will be a life-changing experience! Even if you can only help remotely, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have plenty of volunteering opportunities.
There are many ways you can help us, but especially in this early phase we need donations to get the next courses of the educational program Learning Lions on the way! Learning Lions is a registered non-profit in Germany, therefore we can issue tax-deductible donation receipts.