Real change requires partnerships, and real partnerships must include young people.
In partnership with DFID, USAID, and the Embassy of Sweden, the Zimbabwe:Works initiative reached nearly 29,000 youth with entrepreneurship, work readiness, and life skills training. Of that group, 61 percent were women.
Read the story of Zeinah, a mother of six learning valuable skills as she pursues entrepreneurship.
Why must we focus on lifelong learning?
The world urgently needs to invest in youth economic opportunities.
Around the world, young people striving to earn an income and provide for themselves and their families face barriers to success that simply don’t exist for older generations.
Luisa Bonin, 27, grew up seeing the struggles and potential of small businesses firsthand and has taken action to help more of them succeed.
Zimbabwe:Works is preparing young people to seize opportunities and succeed in self-employment and formal work.
In Zimbabwe, young people can't rely solely academic qualifications. Country-wide economic hardships have forced many youth to be innovative and venture into the informal economy, or rely on luck to earn an income. Watch how Nicolai and Rudo used the resources of the Zimbabwe:Works initiative to create success.
Through Zimbabwe:Works, Christine learned critical life skills and practical work training, and had the opportunity to get a loan to expand her business. Watch how this initiative is creating new opportunities for youth in Zimbabwe.