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.
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.
Facts & Figures
students graduated from Young Africa since 2001
youths trained by YA in 2021
female students in 2021
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Where we work
Jonathan Josef Young Africa NamibiaMy 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
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 studentsHabitat Humanity in Malawi
Akela Young Africa MozambiqueDuring 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.
Tafadza Young AfricaAfter 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.