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Young Africa Mozambique: Training disadvantaged youth and supporting entrepreneurial efforts

Initiative acts to:
  • Developing quality TVET systems for youth employment and decent work
  • Promoting entrepreneurial learning in TVET

Initiative description
Mozambique has long struggled to cope with youth unemployment. Recognizing that a cause of the high youth unemployment was a lack of skills among youth, in 2007, the umbrella organization Young Africa (YA) launched a technical and vocational training programme for disadvantaged youth. YA launched two training centres (YA centres) in Mozambique: in the cities of Beira and Dondo. Under the Young Africa franchise training system, local entrepreneurs practice their professions at the YA centres, and at the same time supervise and train students, for which students pay a small commitment fee. The local entrepreneurs rent from YA workshop space or land, classrooms, tools, equipment and the services of janitors and a receptionist. This income covers many of the centres’ costs. Students and local community members are supported in entrepreneurial efforts, which contribute to the local economy, so that the benefits of YA extend far beyond the walls of its centres.

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Overview of the initiative
Implemented by: Young Africa International
From/until: 2007/open
Email contact: Ms. Dorien Beurskens
dorien.beurskens (at) youngafrica.org

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page date 2019-09-03



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