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WAVE: West Africa Vocational Education

WAVE is a vocational training platform aimed at empowering millions of disadvantaged West African youth with employability skills for the hospitality industry.

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"WAVE provides self-motivated youth with skills employers want, teaches them how to stand out professionally by inculcating a mindset of continuous improvement and places them in paid technical apprenticeships in high-growth industries, like hospitality, where they earn while they learn. By empowering these youth, WAVE will enhance their social mobility and spark a mindset change of professional excellence that catalyzes Africa's economic development.

Africa's youth are a paradox of (untapped) potential dividends merely existing / constantly being exploited as "demographic liabilities." Our vision at WAVE is to reverse this trend by targeting:
  • Best-in-class quality. A new and efficient way to prepare and provide unemployed youths with stable jobs that leverage their innate strengths (in an environment where they have previously been shortchanged)
  • Scalability. A home-grown scalable and replicable model for social impact in the region centered on developing people at a systemic level
  • Systemic impact. An Africa where young people can aspire to achieve their potential and in so doing enhance the development of the African continent"

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Thanks for the suggestion Meena. Just started adding direct links to all my posts!

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