In 2010, the Foundation provided DOT with $5 million to conduct training in critical life-skills, entrepreneurship, and computer literacy, enabling out-of-school young people to secure employment or start a business. To date, DOT has trained more than 98,000 young people in Kenya and Rwanda. 55 percent of participants have secured employment, started businesses, or continued their education. The remainder are seeking employment or developing small business ideas.
As part of the second phase of this initiative, DOT has applied these and other learnings to develop a more holistic and market-based training approach.
The MasterCard Foundation’s additional commitment of $8.3 million in 2013 brings the total commitment to $13.3 million and allows for the continuation of the DOT project in Kenya and Rwanda over an additional four years.