Solving youth unemployment through partnerships.


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.

Supported a network of over
work seekers
Pathwayed young people into
jobs and work experiences
partnered with over


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We have partnered with the following highly respected brands:


Harambee recognised for its work in job creation

IAOP® (International Association of Outsourcing Professionals) together with the Rockefeller Foundation, have announced Harambee as the winner of its 2019 Global Impact Sourcing Award (GISA).

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Harambee disrupts South African BPO using impact sourcing

Industry watchers agree that few offshore locations around the world have done as much to promote their contact center outsourcing bona fides as South Africa over the past year or so.

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Will AI be put to work for humankind - or will it be the other way around?

Google's TensorFlow has been used for promising projects, including with Harambee. The system makes it easier for us to manage the career pathway of a young person or match them to an appropriate work opportunity.

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Changing the System in 2019!

As the new year begins, we continue on our journey to scale-up and address the urgent crisis of youth unemployment.

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Partnership to equip 5,000 youth with digital skills

The Digital Skills Partnership is a strategic collaboration between key stakeholders in the digital industry committed to transforming the sector by redesigning onerous employment pathways into jobs for unemployed youth.

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10 Steps to get Young People Working

A two-day summit focused on youth and unemployment which was attended by more than 100 organisations from the private and public sector has come up with ten steps to put young people to work.

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Every single day, thousands of lives are impacted by the work of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator.
Harambee has contributed to enabling inclusive growth, resilient cities, and sustainable economies in the partnerships that it has built with business and government.
Harambee is providing cutting edge insights – globally – on the barriers facing young people and what is needed to break them down.
Harambee’s work has created the leading example in nation-building by business, civil society and government.