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Solving youth unemployment through partnerships.

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 in South Africa and Rwanda with business, government, young people and many others who are committed

to results that can work at scale. 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
500,000
work-seekers
Pathwayed young people into
100,000
jobs and work experiences
Partnered with
500
businesses
Improved employment
5X
higher placement rates
Harambee wins 2019 Skoll Award

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HARAMBEE NEWS

The Kasinomic Entreprevolution

Can entrepreneurship provide the answer to unemployment in South Africa?

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It's all about employability

Degrees are not the most important criteria when it comes to hiring - we must also look at behaviour, attitude and learning capabilities.

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Harambee wins the 2019 Conscious Companies Award

On the eve of 22 May 2019, Harambee was announced as the Conscious Companies Awards Winner of the Most Conscious NGO.

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Helping young people engage with opportunities outside of the formal sector

At 54%, South Africa has the highest youth unemployment rate in the world.

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Why ‘signals’ can matter as much as skills in youth employment

Sometimes the smallest interventions can have the biggest impact in helping a young person get a job.

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High unemployment is a symptom of South Africa’s economic malaise

More than 40% of 24-year-olds grow up in houses without anyone in employment.

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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.