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A gamified solution to engage, educate and onboard East African youth to online work opportunities and become Digital Entrepreneurs.

A gamified solution to engage, educate and onboard East African youth to online work opportunities and become Digital Entrepreneurs.

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Gathoni commented on JobHunt

Hi OpenIdeo Team,

Thanks for the comments and the feedback. I'll answer some of your queries below and also attach some of the work we've done since the last update.

- We have some new business models that we want to test out using elements that we havent' tried in an effort to make the game more sustainable. We are approaching new and also existing digital entrepreneurs the game has an element of continuous skills training as well as linkages to training schools and programs allowing players to earn skills, test their skills and bid for jobs. Through this we are also able to track impact - seeing how far players get in the game and then track them and channel them to either skills training programs or to digital job platforms.

- Our partners include: Rockefeller Foundation, Homeboyz Foundation, ACWICT (who offline, provide digital skills training) and a network of Kenyan Freelancers who are on board as mentors for digital workers.

- Within the game we are able to track the players progress. There is a chat function that will allow users to chat with other players and also with mentors. We also have a 'kiosk' where users can buy coffee, data, technical supplies through points that can be redeemed in real life - this provides an opportunity for us to engage with brands, which can also be tracked from a brands perspective.

JobHunt creates the dual purpose of raising awareness and equipping young people with skills to succeed in digital jobs and help them chart better futures for themselves.