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We offer an innovative, high impact solution to youth unemployment. Africa has the largest population of young people in the world. Half of them are under thirty five years old of which two thirds don’t have a fixed job. We are determined to change that. We believe we can train 500.000 youth by 2025.

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Empowering Youth
Young Africa
A whole class of 25 students will gain access to course materials and workbooks.

We contribute to a world of equality and shared wealth by channelling the power of young people to transform the world around them.

Young Africa is a confederation of independently and locally registered affiliated branches which act as independent NGOs. Each affiliate runs training centres, youth (self-) employment programmes and community activities. We are located in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia.

Our mission

Facts & Figures

  • 44.755

    students trained since 1998

  • 2830

    students trained in 2020 alone

  • 47%

    of our students were females

See summary 2020
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My biggest aspiration in life is to learn a trade, graduate and find paid work. I then have a purpose in life and can support those who count on me
Jonathan Josef Young Africa Namibia
Young Africa Namibia
It is proven that The Young Africa approach and franchise model works for us. We have trained youth and after graduation they have secured jobs or stated their own businesses. It is exciting to see the change in our students
Habitat Humanity in Malawi
Humanity in Malawi
During my training I stay in Young Africa’s hostel. The girls I live with became my sisters. We are one big family. We do everything together. We cook, dance and play games. Here I forget the troubles I have at home. I can be young again.
Akela Young Africa Mozambique
Young Africa Mozambique
After studying at Young Africa I have gained an interest in business studies. Apart from the studying and skills of the hand, we also gained life skills. This has been very good for me. I have realised the value of working hard to be successful.
Tafadza Young Africa
Young Africa