Save the Children Canada: Youth in Action

Youth Livelihoods

Purpose

Improve opportunities for young people in the agricultural sector

Why We Partnered

The MasterCard Foundation and Save the Children have partnered to benefit young people who have missed the opportunity to go to school, and are working in informal labour in rural communities. The project will identify and recruit out-of-school youth to complete Save the Children’s award-winning program, Literacy Boost, to facilitate their entry into primary school. The project will also help transition young people into jobs in the agricultural sector through further agricultural training, vocational education, apprenticeships, or by providing toolkits to start their own business.

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Amount:

$39.8 million

Term:

Five years

Location:

Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Egypt, Malawi, and Uganda