These are the words of Rahul from India, spoken at the World Youth Congress in Rio de Janeiro. They sum up the frustration felt by millions of potential young entrepreneurs that are being failed by education systems that are not equipping them for the modern job market.
83% of jobs in LDCs are in the enterprise sector
122 million young Africans have entered the labour market
1 million jobs a month must be created in Africa to keep up with incoming job seekers
£18 billion is the estimated cost of the skills shortage in the UK
50% of UK employers think schools should develop awareness of working life
Initiatives like our employability programme Work the Change and our entrepreneurial training centres Be the Change Academies are the way to prepare young people for the job market and create the entrepreneurs that countries need.
Theory of Change
At Peace Child, we’ve developed a unique model to create fundamental and self-sustaining change on a scale far beyond what we could achieve on our own. Our theory of change creates a virtuous circle: young people are trained to train others, who train and mentor others, and so on – creating young entrepreneurs that fuel economic development, create more jobs and boost further development.
Donate and help us to training 60,000 young entrepreneurs – our ambitious but achievable goal!