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Job Training & Placement for 10,000 Liberian Youth

by SMART Liberia
Job Training & Placement for 10,000 Liberian Youth
Job Training & Placement for 10,000 Liberian Youth
Job Training & Placement for 10,000 Liberian Youth
Job Training & Placement for 10,000 Liberian Youth
Job Training & Placement for 10,000 Liberian Youth
Job Training & Placement for 10,000 Liberian Youth
Job Training & Placement for 10,000 Liberian Youth
Job Training & Placement for 10,000 Liberian Youth
Job Training & Placement for 10,000 Liberian Youth
Job Training & Placement for 10,000 Liberian Youth
Job Training & Placement for 10,000 Liberian Youth
Job Training & Placement for 10,000 Liberian Youth

Summary

Eighty-five percent of Liberia's youth population is unemployed and our Employment Accelerator is aimed at creating a youth-led local workforce for the emerging Liberian economy. Through tailored trainings, we will develop a pipeline of young people who have the technical, social, and critical thinking skills for a changing local/global economy.

$38,328
total goal
$31,157
remaining
62
donors
1
monthly donor
1
fundraiser
1
year

Challenge

The youth unemployment rate in Liberia is at 85%, according to a UN report, and in a short time span, the same young people will need to take on leadership roles to define the country's future. Based on a survey we conducted, we found out that most job seekers lack the adequate knowledge, skills, network, and experiences needed to transition into the workforce and tackle Liberia's most pressing challenges. This project can potentially provide skills and jobs for +10,000 young people in 5 years.

Solution

The program will train participants in technical, social, and critical thinking skills and match them with jobs in Liberia through our online portal and employer partnerships, which guarantees their employment and lowers hiring and training costs for partner companies. Additionally, each fellow will be trained in job creation skills and have the option of joining our startup incubator for support and mentorship. With this model, we will be tackling the current unemployment crisis twofold.

Long-Term Impact

At the end of our pilot year, we will train and place approximately 200 young people into decent jobs in companies across Liberia. After 5 years, our goal is to train up to 10,000 young people with the skills to find and create jobs for a fast changing local/global economy. Our jobs portal will help connect thousands of young people to valuable employment opportunities across Liberia.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.smartliberia.org
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Organization Information

SMART Liberia

Location: Monrovia - Liberia
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @SMART Liberia
Project Leader:
Shari Raji
Monrovia, Montserrado Liberia
$7,171 raised of $38,328 goal
 
75 donations
$31,157 to go
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