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Solving youth unemployment through partnerships.
I’M LOOKING FOR WORK I’M LOOKING FOR TALENT

WHAT WE DO

Harambee is a not-for-profit social enterprise with extensive experience building solutions and innovations that can solve the global youth unemployment challenge. We partner with business, government, young people and many others who are committed to results that can work at scale.

We connect employers who are looking for entry-level talent to high-potential South African youth who are hungry for opportunity but lack the finances and networks needed to find jobs because they come from poor households. We tackle the youth unemployment challenge using data, innovation, partnerships and on-the-ground experience to build pragmatic, implementable solutions that get results.

Partnered with
400
employers from large
corporates to SMEs
We’ve helped over
40 000
young people find
their first job
Created job matches with over
1.5M
assessments

BREAKING BARRIERS

Quarterly Employment Report

Third quarter 2017

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OUR EMPLOYER
PARTNERS

We have partnered with the following highly respected brands:

RECOGNITION FOR
OUR RESULTS

7th ‘most favourite’ brand in South Africa amongst low-income earners.

A list that included Nike, Coca-Cola, Converse, KFC and SABMiller. We were the only non-consumer brand to receive this recognition.

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Nominated for the 2018 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

This award recognises innovations that have already had significant, proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems.

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Nomination for the Aspen Institute's John P. McNulty Prize.

The John P. McNulty Prize aims to galvanize efforts to address social, economic and political challenges by recognising the very best in high impact leadership.

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Global Centre for Youth Employment Ideathon award for the best growth/scale plan.

Over 200 submissions from 25 countries from which 5 ideas were selected to receive seed funding.

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Harambee: a case study to demonstrate leadership, effective solutions & high performance.

As featured by The World Economic Forum, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), the South African Presidency, the Rockefeller Foundation and several others.

Harambee has successfully proven that employers can benefit from a larger, richer talent pool and that youth from poor households with no prior work experience can perform in the job.