“Empowering young people means creating and supporting the enabling conditions under which
young people can act on their own behalf, and on their own terms, rather than at the direction of
-Commonwealth Heads of Government, Edinburgh, 1997
Each year, institutions churn out hundreds of thousands of graduates, but there aren’t adequate jobs for these graduates. This raises formidable policy questions;
Is there a nexus between development planning and demography in policy and practice?
Are there interventions reflecting these demographic trends, in training, employment and education activities?
What should be the positive measurable outcomes of successfully engaging youths in economic activity?
What is the worst possible scenario if the labour market entrants are marginalised, powerless and excluded.
EAYF has a drafted strategic plan on how to address these problems. These include empowering young people through entrepreneurship, providing them with seed capital, network, mentorships, and knowledge to build successful businesses that employ others, and reducing unemployment.