Skills for Their Future

Skills for Their Future

Preparing Youth for the Future

There are 1.8 billion youth worldwide between the ages of 15 and 29. Yet, population and future growth rates are unevenly distributed. The youth population in Africa is accelerating rapidly and is expected to represent more than half of the youth population increase by 2050.

Simultaneously, the areas with the greatest population increases are also those where education is falling behind, having long-term impacts on employment readiness. According to the Education Commission, by 2030, more than half of the nearly 2 billion youth worldwide will not have the skills or qualifications necessary to participate in the emerging global workforce. This landscape is made even more complex by the tangible implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) which is transforming how and where the work is done.

Award Winning Digital Literacy Curriculum

In partnership with Theirworld, YTF is implementing Skills for Their Future in Nigeria and Kenya making our award-winning Digital Literacy curriculum available to girls enrolled in secondary schools across both countries.  By having strong support in building basic Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills and knowledge, we will narrow the digital divide – particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as increase the understanding of the potential that the ICT sector and more broadly STEM could offer in terms of future careers. 

Engagement Activities

  1. In Kenya and Nigeria, YTF is delivering online and offline ICT lessons using our Digital Literacy curriculum accessible via the YTF Academy portal or offline on Kolibri platform to over 300 young women, ages 14-20. 
  2. YTF has designed Train-the-Trainer (ToT) models with interactive teaching methodologies with emphasis on gendered pedagogical strategies. 
  3. YTF is delivering teachers’ training for the school’s teachers and Master Trainers. 
  4. YTF Provide marginalized girls gain access to high quality career guidance services through:
    • Mentoring and Women in STEM engagement: mentors will be engaged from local private sector companies.
    • Hosting a series of career days  
    • Engaging communities, partners and key stakeholders to increase their capacity to support marginalized girls to complete secondary school and gain employment. 

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