Why The Focus On Africa?
Africa has the youngest population in the world. It is also the fastest growing economic region in the world. In 2016, half of the world's 25 fastest growing countries were in Africa, and McKinsey projects that the continent could add an additional 54 to 72 million stable wage jobs by 2020.
Youth employment, however, has not caught up to economic growth and increasing access to education. The continent churns out about 10 million graduates out of its tertiary institutions every year. Although the number of young people entering the workforce each year outpaces annual job creation, employers have difficulty finding suitable talent for the jobs that do exist.
Around 140 million young people in Africa are unemployed, with another 140 million in vulnerable employment. Youth unemployment threatens to undermine progress made thus far. Many unemployed African youths are, however, online, with about 130 mobile devices to every 100 people in Africa.
Through the power of technology, we help African youth identify their talents and ability, search for jobs, upsell their skills, and ultimately land their dream job. We connect candidates to employers who use our proprietary tools to easily search, filter, and communicate with the best talents. Through these efforts, we are helping to meaningfully address the crippling youth unemployment problem on the continent.