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 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
Pathwayed young people into
jobs and work experiences
Partnered with
Improved employment
higher placement rates
Harambee wins 2019 Skoll Award



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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Accelerating English through binge watching

"We tried a few different things, one of them was to include a “debate” on which character in Friends would make the best parent"

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Harambee wins the 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 

Harambee receives the prestigious 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

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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.