Multinational Companies Tackle Youth Unemployment in West Africa

Some of the world’s biggest names in science and technology are backing a program to help combat youth unemployment in West Africa, where young people are four times more likely to become unemployed than adults.

American companies such as Microsoft and Google have joined forces with NGOs (non-governmental organizations)and development organizations in a bid to boost employment rates among young people in West Africa.

As part of the Youth Empowerment Program, young people from 12 West African countries are being trained in industries that include technology, engineering and development.  The program, partly funded by the United Nations, hopes to help 40,000 people under the age of 24.


Source: AHU – David A-O

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