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.
How can movement-based training help nurture greater confidence, self-awareness, and connection among vulnerable youth? Leaders from Rede Cidadã, based in Brazil, share their holistic youth employability training model with Youth Empowerment Project (New Orleans, LA).
After finishing high school in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Caroline couldn’t find a job. Through Rede Cidadã, a national civil society organization, she gained critical life skills, work experience, and renewed hope for the future.
Young people are showing us the many ways they can contribute to their communities: they can lead, solve problems, make better lives for their families. But too many young people lack the opportunities, resources, role models, and basic chances they deserve. Watch an animation created in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.