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Augustine Malija replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Good comments Sahr. I am curious, can you elaborate on your comment that business appear to see young people as a burden? Would be nice if you bring in lived experiences."
Nov 10, 2016
Augustine Malija replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Thank you for your time as well. Here is the link to the Youth Think Tank Report www.mastercardfdn.org/youth-think-tank-report-2015-2016/"
Nov 9, 2016
Augustine Malija replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"That is a great observation Ndungu!"
Nov 9, 2016
Augustine Malija replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Involving us this way leads to better development solutions due to the following reasons. We are innovative, programs happen to be realistic and we feel a sense of ownership in programs.   We are innovative in the sense that we have energy to…"
Nov 9, 2016
Augustine Malija replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"It's true the examples I cited involve academically talented individuals. AIESEC and Deloitte deals with University students, Equity deals with Nations top scorers in high school. So you find an average student can't access these. I think…"
Nov 9, 2016
Augustine Malija replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Who should they work with?   Companies should work with education policy makers. This can be through collaborating in designing curriculums that offers skills needed by companies. This way educators will have a role to provide the relevant…"
Nov 9, 2016
Augustine Malija replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Ndungu with parents you raise a very important point. They are the first ones to play a role in educating children before educators. But how do you think they can be incorporated?"
Nov 9, 2016
Augustine Malija replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Companies can do two things, invest in long-term skill development to youth and support their interesting activities either financially or in kind.   By long-term skill development I mean offer internships, apprenticeship and job specific…"
Nov 9, 2016
Augustine Malija replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"How does the situation differ between developed and developing countries, between cities and rural areas, between young men and young women?   Developed countries as opposed to developing countries are getting more of these skills. Relating…"
Nov 9, 2016
Augustine Malija replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Are young people currently getting these skills?   To some extent.   Very few formal schools are offering a combination of these skills. The situation has gotten worse for Tanzania. There are schools we call “technical” whose…"
Nov 9, 2016
Augustine Malija replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"These skills vary based on the category of young people. Category one include those in formal high school system and those in informal schooling while category two include those in higher education.   The first category need vocational…"
Nov 9, 2016
Augustine Malija replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Hi everyone! I am Augustine Malija, a young researcher of the East African Youth Think Tank program. We inform the MasterCard Foundation’s Youth Livelihoods Strategy through a qualitative research on, “Insights into Youth Economic…"
Nov 9, 2016

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Job Title
Alumnus, Youth Think Tank
Organisation
Restless Development
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I work for a non government organisation
Website:
http://restlessdevelopment.org
About my work:
Informing the Youth Livelihoods Strategy of the MasterCard Foundation on youth economic opportunities in East Africa through qualitative research. The research is done with Restless Development Uganda expertise.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Education, Inclusive Business Models, Youth Enterprise

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