Let’s consider analogous problems in other fields and other innovative approaches that have worked in very different communities.
We sometimes get stuck when trying to solve a tough problem and one of the best ways to snap out of it is to find inspiration in a completely unrelated context. Let’s consider analogous problems in other fields and other innovative approaches that have worked in very different communities. For example, think about programs supporting ex-convicts' or veterans' return to civil life. What other successful initiatives invest in the future success and capacity development of vulnerable groups?
A week or so ago, I was conducting some personal research online in preparation for my next family adventure to Myanmar. Through my random online meanderings, I stumbled upon a site/platform called http://withlocals.com.
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Except our working experience/skills, everyone have their special strengths and hidden talents, but sadly they were not be exerted, discovered and applied in our real life. It is a resource mismatch and a big loss of our
Across industries and continents, the skills required of young people in the job market are remarkably similar. While jobs have more or less 'technical' content, the majority of them require generic skills which ensure that an individual can functio
Traditionally, Young men and women as they join and enjoy in the promise of education have no idea of what their future employers expect of them except that they need to have good grades and excel. Education providers on the other side have a mandate
Society benefits from useful youth. The Austrian & Swiss models of social works programs similar to FDR's Public Works and Works Progress Administrations.
With Africa youth demographics of population around 700 million and high youth unemployment, Songhai project is driven by field research teaching young Africans to be farm-entrepreneurs, connecting food security - meaning crop, animal husbandry, natu
Developing countries like Uganda produce over 200 nutritionists each year. These graduates often have no employment as the government has not prioritized nutrition. NGOs and other development partners can only employ less than 10 of them each year. M
In British Columbia Canada, the unemployment rate for individuals living with the label of developmental disability is over 83% yet employers rate this demographic as 93% more hardworking. Transitioning youth are passionate about employment! In the S
Humans began sharing information 40,000 years ago (cave paintings). Since that time, and especially in the last 20 years, the speed and scale with which goods and services are traded has been amplified. Arbitrage (private goods and services) can be s
Can we learn anything from ehealth to save labour? What has the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) done that can be used to create and access a database of weary and untapped skills.
The University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) is a consortium of pu
Entrepreneurship is key to helping to solve the youth unemployment problem. There are a few organisations that have started to look at franchising out social enterprises and business models.
Although each context is different, the ability to have
All Communities have issues. what if we combine these issues to be solved and empower youth (through a network of college professor mentors and places like SCORE) to take on a challenge and solve the issue.Youth become Community entrepreneurs
'Civic Value' is more orientated to what people value globally and 'Shared Value' is mostly stated in standards enforced at the local level.
So we can push local change via organised Shared Values assisted by global Civic Value pulling change to f
When interviewing young men and women in rural Ghana, one big insight was that these young people were bored!
This platform seems to have cracked the code to providing free entertainment on feature phones.
Sport can capture youth interest and sustain it for long periods of time, because, put simply, it is fun. Using sport as a tool of engagement to build employment and economic opportunity might not appear a natural solution, but it imparts many of the
How can employers trust those with employment gaps?
A transitional employment model utilized by the social enterprise 360 Degree Solutions provides a solution.
While this enterprise benefits homeless individuals, the transitional employment mo
Corporations are making record profits but they are not responding by correspondingly hiring more — instead they are simply stashing away more cash. Forcing companies to spend that cash would increase hiring and investments in research and developmen
Research from Technology Salon (technologysalon.org) article "12 Mobile Technology and Workforce Development Programs With Girls and Young Women" by Linda Raftree. Discusses benefits of mobile technology in youth workforce development programs, gende
In the year 2030, 3.5 Billion is the projected global labor force, up from 2.9 billion today. 40 million potential shortage of college-educated workers in 2020. 30 years from now there will be more jobs created but are there skills that can match the
There is no argument that skill dearth among youths is a major cause of unemployment among this demography. Our present institution of learning has become so organized, academic and pedantic that it has lost its paramount aim of establishment.