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Whether you make a one-time financial gift or join the The Stage Africa Trust Fund by choosing to make a recurring financial gift, you can be guaranteed that your financial gift will help our Youth and women to help themselves in developing their skills, and confidence, lifting them out of a future of poverty, crime and dependency. Please use the links below to donate now.
You Are Making the Greatest Good in the World Making this Donation. Africa Need This More Than Anything in the World!
PRINCESS GLORIA AHMED – National Coordinator, The Stage Africa Trust Fund. Deputy Director with, Federal Ministry of Transport, Nigeria)
Do you know that by 2050, the population of Africa will be 2 billion people? That’s very scary. It will be more than China and India combined. Do you know almost half of the 10 million graduates churned out of the over 668 universities in Africa yearly do not get job?
Unemployment among young people aged 15–24 years old in sub-Saharan Africa has hovered between 12% and 14% since the global financial crisis of 2008. This is higher than the 9–10% in South Asia over the same period, according to World Bank statistics. The data does not include youth in vulnerable employment and those underemployed in informal sectors, who make up at least 70% of the workforce. This situation in Africa will be compounded by the fact that the youth population is expected to double to over 400m people by 2045.
Wow! This statistics is only for young people between the ages of 12 & 24 years old considering the fact that we have not been able to fully provide jobs for the 200million+ youth population presently in Africa. Just wonder for a second what the society of Africa will be like should the number of unemployed youth decide to engage in crime activities. But what can be done to mitigate the serious challenge?
What this means is that Africa is going to have to find jobs for the young people who will be coming into the labor market. The private sector, and not just government, will have to play a critical role in finding solutions to the issue of youth unemployment. One of the things the private sector can do is to increase investment in Africa. When we invest, we create economic opportunities for people through the value chains such as paying tax.
Another important solution is for the private sector to help encourage young African entrepreneurs by giving them support from the start of their business until they are able to go out there and grow it on their own. So, through the work of The Stage Africa Trust Fund, we have set up youth entrepreneurship projects like Nigeria Got Ideas under our Ideapreneurship Africa Programme to offer over 20,000 African entrepreneurs entrepreneurship education and give about 1000 of them opportunity to pitch their business ideas for seed capital of between $5,000 to $10,000, training and mentoring annually. Nigeria Got Ideas is hopefully a starting point which will be inspired in other African countries like Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe etc. other business leaders.
By year 2030, we envision to have assisted around 100,000 startups in the agriculture, ICT and manufacturing sectors across Africa and directly or indirectly created over 25million jobs. Alright! You probably will be thinking now whether we will really reach this goal! Well, that’s why we need you to join hands with us at The Stage Africa Foundation to reach this goal. You already know what to do; just a click away and you will make a donation and we assure you that your impact will be felt and never will it be forgotten.
With your donation to The Stage Africa Trust Fund you help us end unemployment in Africa. Through this Trust Fund we access and disburse additional resources to fund programs and projects by The Stage Africa Foundation targeted at promoting enterprise and creating more employment opportunities in Africa. WELCOME TO THE GREATEST GOOD IN THE WORLD-AFRICA!