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A Successful Future for Youth in Sierra Leone

by Schooling for Life Ltd.
A Successful Future for Youth in Sierra Leone
A Successful Future for Youth in Sierra Leone
A Successful Future for Youth in Sierra Leone
A Successful Future for Youth in Sierra Leone
A Successful Future for Youth in Sierra Leone
A Successful Future for Youth in Sierra Leone
A Successful Future for Youth in Sierra Leone
A Successful Future for Youth in Sierra Leone
A Successful Future for Youth in Sierra Leone

Summary

Skills for a Successful Future is an educational programme that currently provides 43 financially vulnerable students aged 15-25 years with scholarships for vocational education, employability skills training and personal guidance. Through this programme, students find internships and successfully turn these into long-term employment. Meaningful employment helps students improve their quality of life and that of their family, also becoming role models in their communities.

$50,000
total goal
$44,334
remaining
43
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Throughout their lives, youth in Sierra Leone are neither guided to effectively participate in the job market, nor properly equipped to respond to employers' demands for skills. Many families in Sierra Leone also cannot afford the high costs of tertiary education. Together, this means that young Sierra Leoneans cannot secure and maintain gainful employment. As a result, Sierra Leone has a 70% youth unemployment rate, which causes high poverty and low quality of life amongst youth.

Solution

The Skills for a Successful Future programme prepares students for the job market by providing scholarships for vocational education, employability skills training and personal guidance. This comprehensive programme equips students with the professional skills and knowledge needed to secure and sustain meaningful, local employment. As a result, the programme directly contributes to reducing both youth unemployment and poverty in Sierra Leone, while providing students with a brighter future.

Long-Term Impact

Through the programme, 30-40 students (min.) in Sierra Leone access high-quality vocational education every year. The education, skills classes and personal guidance prepare students to meet the demands of the local job market and secure full-time employment. This directly improves their quality of life and helps lift them out of poverty. The programme also teaches students pro-social behaviours, which decrease interpersonal violence and promote gender equality.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

https:/​/​schoolingforlife.net/​programme/​
SfL organisation webpage
SfL home page
SfL students

Organization Information

Schooling for Life Ltd.

Location: Freetown - Sierra Leone
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @SfL_SierraLeone
Project Leader:
Sjierly Pereira
Freetown, Sierra Leone
$5,666 raised of $50,000 goal
 
45 donations
$44,334 to go
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