Harambee sources candidates from a large pool of young people with high potential but limited work experience, then assesses them and prepares them for possible work opportunities at the right employer in the area they live in. According to Harambee, research shows that if first-time workers are permanently employed for a full year, they have a better chance of sustained employment and career opportunities for the rest of their lives.
More information on Harambee can be found on their website and their YouTube Channel
I was thrilled to learn about Harambee's approach of working with employer and young people. Connecting employers' needs and interests with the training offered to young people seems a strategy with a lot of potential. I'm eager to learn more, especially:
- Is this program working? How can it be improved?
- What can the businesses and young people working with Harambee tell us about how this program has made a difference to them?
- What are can employers and youth in other regions learn from the Harambee team, its partners and the young people it serves?