Our Work with the Youth of Mukuru (Aged 18-25)
Last week, we hosted our first ever Youth FLO Forum. Since August of 2013, the Forward Foundation has generously supported our work in inspiring the next generation of local entrepreneurs. Indeed, of the 40% unemployment in Mukuru, approximately 60% are people between the ages of 18-25. Sanergy has been actively supporting 34 youth and 59 toilets serving about 3000 residents daily. Of course, expanding our network of micro-entrepreneurs leads to us hiring more young people from the community to provide critical support services – like Fredrick and Edwin who we wrote about last week.
The FLO Forum this week was a great chance for the youth to network, share best practices, and develop leadership skills. Have a look at this photo album to see our youth in action!