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Weʼre raising £50,000 to Develop a Job hub for East african Young Professionals to cut 84% Youth unemployment crisis, I'm cycling 1000km and running a half marathon.

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London, United Kingdom
Category
Emergencies
Time left
23 days to go

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East African Young professionals is a non-profit social enterprise which aims to create economic opportunities for every member of the E. African workforce. As the Chairperson and Founder of the East African Young Professionals, I am fundraising to support our activities by taking the challenge for cycliing1000km and running a half marathon. Currently, I am a Medical Science Ph.D. student at Exeter University. I would like to thank my teachers, advisors and friends for your Continuous support.

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What is the problem?

Youth unemployment in East Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania) is currently 84%, sadly this not due to lack of jobs or lack of skilled individuals. Can you imagine having to spend money just to get a minimum wage job? Young professionals have to bid for employment and one who pay the highest to the middle man is refereed as candidate for the job. Many young people have to sale their bodies others are being shipped to the Arab countries as maids and sex workers.

Today, more than 50 million youth live in poverty in East Africa and they are unlikely to achieve the same success in getting jobs in comparison to their wealthier peers. How much you achieve in life should not be determined by how much your parents earn or how politically connected your family is. This inspired to develop a public jobcentre hub that link unemployed youth to potential employers and harness their skills.

What we would like to do to solve this ?

As our primary project, we are working on developing an online and offline platform, called "world of professionals" which aims to give youth of East Africa chance to easily connect to potential employers and find the jobs that they deserve. our platform will be launched on www.worldofprofessionals.org

our online platform will be a public databank of young professionals of East Africa, and employers will be able to reach those young professionals without a middle man. Equally, the young professionals will be able to check the job posts and apply to them and be considered without having to compete by paying fees to a middle man. Physical locations are important as many unemployed youth don't have access to internet, and internet cafes are mostly unaffordable . Therefore, we plan to have physical locations with computers / internet facilities across the region and advisory service on how to best use the platform. we would also appreciate your donations of old computers you may have.

we believe this project will significantly help solve the unemployment crisis in the region. We also plan to organise networking events bringing young professionals and companies (possible employers) together. Further more, we will be an advocate for teaching methods that promote innovations and skills. We aim to work with different teaching institutions to put an emphasis on this subject.

What impact will your donations have?

1. Linking unemployed youth to potential employers.
2. Professionals employed on merit rather than inducement.
3. Equal opportunity for all and stop nepotism.
4. Save young people from being imprisoned in corruption activities.
5. Stop ‘sex slavery’ among youth for employment.
6. Stop exploitation.
7. A 70% reduction of youth unemployment in the region in the next 10 years.

East African Professionals Registration Number: 10024017

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  • Robert  James 20 days ago
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    Robert James

    20 days ago

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  • Robert  James 3 months ago
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    Robert James

    3 months ago

    A nasty fall from the bike !!! Nothing comes easy in life!! Thank you for your support.

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  • Robert  James 3 months ago
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    Robert James

    3 months ago

    A nasty fall from the bike while cycling at the south coast (Devon). But still going strong to cycle 1000km!! Thank you for your donations, every little help!!

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  • Mohammad Akrami

    Mohammad Akrami

    Jan 26, 2018

    £10.00

  • Olanrewaju Oyewole

    Olanrewaju Oyewole

    Oct 15, 2017

    £10.00

  • SELIN YIGITBASI

    SELIN YIGITBASI

    Sep 27, 2017

    Good luck Robert!

  • Robert  James Kalibala

    Robert James Kalibala

    Sep 12, 2017

    Keep it up Bro!!

About the fundraiser
Robert  James

Robert James

London, United Kingdom

A PhD student in Medical Science at Exeter University, I was prompted to start East African Young Professional's hub after realising there isn't one yet four out of five young people are unemployed in the region. Originally I'm from Uganda, but moved to London at a young age.

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