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Hi Nicole Ballou 
I am so glad that you like our idea and I like it that you are doing something similar. We are just starting out so the impact is obviously small for now. We have had over 6 youths go through our internship program so far. Two of them found better jobs afterwards. Another two became our employees. Others went for further studies. But this is just the beginning, as funding becomes available and as we grow our company I believe we will be able to benefit more youths. Our selection criteria does not look at social status, this means all young people who have completed basic schooling (secondary school education) can apply to join our internship program.
As you can see, our goal is to reduce unemployment among the youths, we are therefore open to all hardworking youths in our community. I believe this idea if adopted by other companies across Africa we can see an improvement in terms of economic development on the continent.

Regards,
Temwa.