Y Care International

Creating Jobs with Technology in Sierra Leone

Following decades of civil war, compounded by the Ebola crises and the recent mudslides in August, our big idea is to foster innovative entrepreneurship for young people in Sierra Leone. We will do this via Youth Entrepreneurship Hubs (YEH) and mobile services to reach 1,230 young people.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1109789)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,800

Amount raised

£11,794

Donations

121

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • "I am learning so much everyday, now I know how to use my profits effectively"

    — Anima

  • "I am learning so much everyday, now I know how to use my profits effectively"

    — Anima

Situation

In Sierra Leone poverty rates are among the highest in the world and over 60% of young people are unemployed or underemployed. Y Care works to alleviate poverty by moving the ultra-poor (those living on £1.25 a day or less) into stability by creating job opportunities for vulnerable young people aged 15-24. Working with national and international partners we will do this by providing young people with the technical skills training, vital assets and the right networks to help them prosper.

Solution

Y Care is part of the global YMCA and as one of Sierra Leone's reputed youth organisations with decades of youth development experience, we are well-placed to lead the project. Through the Youth Entrepreneurship Hubs young people with otherwise limited access will receive technological support like training and business start-up capital, connections and monitoring. As a result they will have the confidence and knowledge to run a successful business and improve their families living conditions.