Easing Unemployment Among Youth Through Internship Program
Techbello ICT Solutions is working to ease unemployment among youth in Nkhotakota through its internship program.
Techbello ICT Solutions Team
Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)
Techbello ICT Solutions internship program is a purposeful and systematic arrangement designed by Techbello ICT Solutions to enroll youths into its workforce on a temporary basis with the intention of giving them an opportunity to experience ICT in a real world business environment. They are expected to acquire hands on experience in handling ICT equipment, troubleshooting and learn to be productive and innovative in ICT environment.
It is our hope that this initiative would help alleviate the unemployment problem that is hurting the country. When youths get the feel of the real business environment they are more confident in their efforts to find work or start their own businesses.
Interns enjoy the benefit of learning from experienced ICT experts. They acquire useful experience relating to the ICT industry and the business environment. At Techbello ICT Solutions interns also enjoy the opportunity of meeting prospective employers. This is because our clients include recognized businesses and NGO’s. The interns will have the opportunity to network with this people and improve their job prospects on the market. In the real world networking is an indispensable component in the process of securing employment.
Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)
Beneficiaries are young people who have just completed their basic education and are planning to go for further studies or are looking for work. This program especially targets those youths within our community. Our internship program is designed to equip them with useful ICT skills which they would need at university. The practical experience in the business environment would also give them confidence and skills in finding employment.
How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)
Our idea is unique because we are the only firm in our community that has an active internship program targeting the youth and does not expect to be paid by the interns. Our program is free and merit based. In fact we do not know of any other company or organisation that has a similar program in our country (Malawi, Africa).
Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)
Early Adoption: I have completed a pilot and analyzed the impact of that pilot on the intended users of the idea. I have begun to expand the pilot for early adoption.
Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)
Techbello ICT Solutions is a business venture primarily dealing in provision of products, services and consultancy in the area of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), our goal is to provide a one-stop ICT center where people can access common ICT services and find solutions to common ICT problems at reasonable prices, in an environment that is friendly, healthy and comfortable.
visit us at www.techbello.ml
and on Facebook: facebook.com/techbello
Organization Filing Status
Yes, we are a registered company.
In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.
There is high unemployment among young people in the country. They struggle to find work because, among others, companies demand experience which the youths don't have. Through its internship program, Techbello ICT Solutions believes it can bridge that gap by equipping the youth with the experience they need to find employment.
Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).
Planet and Prosperity: By helping ease unemployment among the youth we are contributing to economic development in the community. Unemployment perpetuates poverty. When more youths get employed they are financially secure and more likely to enjoy better quality of life. this in return translates to a better economy at national level.
Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)
We have a close working relationship with Nkhotakota Youth Center. The center trains youths in various basic life skills. When the youth finish their basic training at the center, the center sends some of them to Techbello ICT Solutions to go through our internship program.
Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)
Our community has lots of secondary schools. This means that a lot of youths who complete their basic education are in our vicinity. We are there to help these young people get to understand the business work so that they are better prepared to find employment.
Our target is, at present, our community in Nkhotakota, Malawi.
How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)
Our internship program runs from 2 to 6 months every year.
Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)