Youth at Work: Building economic opportunities for young people in Africa

Youth at Work: Building Economic Opportunities for Young People in Africa is a review of our skills training projects for young people in Africa.

For the vast majority of youth, “mixed livelihoods” too often result in barely subsistence wages, and with little protection and security. The MasterCard Foundation’s programs have sought to address these issues by pushing forward more holistic, comprehensive training programs, which offer a combination of training for market-relevant skills, the connection to stable jobs or more productive self-employment opportunities, and development of fundamental life skills, including appropriate financial education and services.