‘SayPro’ is a unique opportunity for undergraduates from across the world to study in Africa. The continent has vast opportunities for growth and development, but reaching out to those who are coming of age can be daunting. That’s where SayPro comes in.
Through this project, we’re working with local partners to understand the challenges faced by some of our continent’s most neglected youth populations: young women entrepreneurs, and youth living with HIV. We’re also working on understanding why these groups are underrepresented – and figuring out what can be done about it.
Want to help? There are many ways you can get involved! Our SayPro undergrad leads research across a variety of topics including: economic conditions, health disparities, gender roles and identity, and social media use among young people in South Africa. Contact us if you’d like to learn more about how you can support our work over there!
Ever wondered what the challenges faced by Africa’s youth are? Brand new SayPro undergrad Nomsa Mchunu has a solution and she is on a mission to find solutions for these challenges.
She started this project after attending an event where she heard that more than 40% of African youth are out of school and unemployed. She decided to start by finding solutions for these problems in her hometown, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Through research, Nomsa found that the education system in Africa isn’t working as well as it should be and that there are many barriers preventing young people from getting their fair share of education. This is why she has joined forces with industry leaders like IBM to create solutions that will help solve these issues. With the support of companies like IBM and their commitment towards making a difference in the lives of millions of young people around the world, SayPro has set off on a journey filled with hope.
Africa’s youth unemployment is a serious issue that plagues the continent. Findings from SayPro, a research project on youth unemployment, are shedding light on the problem at hand. SayPro studies reveal that there is plenty of work for young people in Africa, but they lack opportunities to get these jobs or learn new skills. This is because many employers do not believe that young people can be productive employees. So how can we solve this problem?
Enter SayPro undergrad Michelle Young-Brand! Michelle joined us as part of our Youth Project to learn more about how organizations like ours are helping give young people the skills and experience they need to get those jobs and start their careers. During her time with us, she learned about some interesting trends in South African hiring practices and interviewed several employers who have taken steps to make their companies more inclusive and welcoming of youth talent. When Michelle’s studying was done, we were sure she would share her insights with us so we could continue advocating for positive change in South Africa!
The world’s youth is growing in every part of the globe and so are their problems. Some of these issues are being addressed by many institutions, but SayPro comes up with an idea to give a global solution for Africa’s youth problems. This project is led by undergrad students from South Africa and it helps the youths belonging to disadvantaged backgrounds learn skills and get jobs when they graduate from school.
With SayPro, you can make a difference in the lives of young people today!
Africa’s youth unemployment rate has reached as high as 25% in some countries, and the statistics paint a grim picture. That is why SayPro, a non-profit organization based in Johannesburg that focuses on tackling youth unemployment and poverty, is conducting research to find solutions for the continent’s biggest challenges.
SayPro undergraduate marketing student Halumi Abengo led this initiative with excitement and passion, gathering data from 27 countries across Africa on the health status of youths ages 15 to 24 years old. Rashida Sookaar, Senior Marketing Manager at SayPro, says this data will help us understand their needs better so we can provide effective programs that address their unique needs.