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How can we resolve the youth employment crisis?

Entrepreneuriat and self-employment in helping the youth to reach their goals

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

In the coming years,things will be at the top worst state if nothing is done now: the first key is to resolve the youth employment crisis.The government must improve young people to job opportunities ,but which part of the youth to help? In undevelopped countries , the youth is composed by the illeterate ones in big number and the others who had the chance to finish their studies at university or in high school, so the government have to consider each side of the youth.
In general way, the youth can't find a durable productive job: entrepreneuriat and self-employment can have a big impact on development. But the availability of opportunities is rare, many young people have plans to do but they miss where to start because of the lack of capitals. Other ways , in undevelopped countries there is the division of urban and rural area: people who have access to the most ressource (wealth,,education,medical care) will have the most opportunities to progress all the time.
What are the solutions?
Economic development is very important.NGO,governments and politicians must play their role in shaping economy,business,investiment,delopment programmes and projects:
-Public discussion by organising games the population to help them to learn from the past,to cohabit in peace,equality and dignity
-Capitals: to help associations or particulars in their effort of creating their own job.
-To invest in agro-business by supporting farmers.Agriculture remains a basic foundation in order to establish food security.
In conclusion, governements,international agencies and NGO in fragile and conflict-affected countries should to integrate contributing to peace into their formal mandates,their economic policies programmes and projects.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

Our beneficiaries are young people in an unemployment state in Burundi country or in other parts of the East African Community or in the subsaharian part.
In Burundi, all the provinces don't have the same needs: circumstances differ from one region to another.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

This idea is somehow different from others in the way that it combines many reachable thoughts; to give all the opportunities,to invest in agro-business ,to play games in order to help population to learn from their past...
Our approach will be more successful because it will help the youth to find true generative and lucrative occupation and we know that it's the youth who has the strengh to do durable things.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Initial Design: I am exploring the idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

Our organisation is at the beginning.Unfortunatly we do not have a website but you can visit and contact us on facebook : IHURIRO RY'ABAHUNGU N'ABAKOBWA (facebook page)

Expertise in sector

  • 1-2 years
  • 3-5 years

Organization Filing Status

  • No, but we are a formal initiative through an accelerator, hub, or other entity.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

I started my project when i see that there was no availability opportunities of job for the youth.I created a group and a page on facebook and i organise meetings every three months . In those meetings, we always have to do a humanity action:we collect a sum of money and we buy sugar, soaps and food and we distribute all in a given hospital especially small children in need.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

Economy is very related to the state of peace and stability in country.Violent conflict is the main factor of non development in many countries despite the big effort of restoring peace in many places around the world.Violence caused in Africa and Asia reminds everybody to focus on efforts of peace building : that's why i proposed games for the population in order to help them to learn how to live in peace

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Alongside my organisation, there will be other organisations or particulars with whom i'll build a solid partenership.
Associations of young people, NGO,the government ... will be by my side in my progress.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

-public discussion : play games in other to help the population to learn how to live peacefully.
-to invest in agro-business
-to support economic development promoters

Geographic Focus

This idea targets the region of Africa, especially conflict-affected countries such as Burundi

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

Months required for the project idea: 24 months

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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Team

Thank you! Everybody has his own dreams about his future, but i think the main thing in life is to think about what can help the community to live better.That's how i feel