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Category: Harambee in the News

Helping young people engage with opportunities outside of the formal sector

15th May 2019

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

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

15th May 2019

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

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

26th Apr 2019

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

Accelerating English through binge watching

5th Apr 2019

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

Harambee wins the 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 

1st Apr 2019

Harambee receives the prestigious 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

Harambee is recognised for its contribution to addressing youth employment

1st Apr 2019

Rwanda’s Minister of Youth congratulates Harambee for receiving the Skoll Award for their efforts in scaling up economic opportunities for young people.

Harambee recognised for its work in job creation

15th Mar 2019

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).

Driving inclusive economic participation

1st Mar 2019

Harambee recognised by the Premier of Gauteng for driving an Inclusive Economy.

Harambee disrupts South African BPO using impact sourcing

14th Feb 2019

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.

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

5th Feb 2019

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.

Changing the System in 2019!

24th Jan 2019

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

Partnership to equip 5,000 youth with digital skills

24th Jan 2019

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

10 steps to get young people working

28th Oct 2018

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.

We need to give youth a better deal in terms of jobs

22nd Oct 2018

Youth employment and job creation go hand in hand, says President Cyril Ramphosa in a special message delivered on his behalf at the Accelerating Inclusive Youth Employment conference.

7 ways to get young people working

4th Oct 2018

Helping young people by addressing their barriers to employment.

Harambee is developing an alternative ‘Pathwaying Platform’

10th Aug 2018

Maryana Iskander, Chief Executive of Harambee, spoke at the Skoll World Forum about how Harambee is developing a tech platform to help excluded young people find jobs.

Google highlights our use of big data to solve youth unemployment

27th Jul 2018

Harambee has collected data from more than 1.4 million unemployed youth through digital applications as well as on the phone and in person to build its ‘employability map’

Three learnings for Harambee’s Lean Impact Pilot

25th Jul 2018

Our own experiences have shown the power of iteration and how overcoming the fear to iterate can result in unexpected, better solutions.

Harambee a ‘dating service’ that gets young South Africans into work

17th Jul 2018

Young people who show promise for challenging jobs get additional assessments and vocational training - as much as eight weeks for call-centre work - once a specific opportunity is identified.

Global recognition for Harambee Contact Centre

1st May 2018

Harambee has received the Genesys CX Game Changer Award, recognising the scale and capability of a pathwaying platform which guides unemployed youth on their journey to a first job.