Research reveals that 65% of children who start primary school today will
end up working in completely new job types. Technological innovations are
changing the way we look at the job market and will continue to do so. So the
question is: How do we make sure young people are prepared for jobs that
don’t exist yet?
These education initiatives, founded and spearheaded
by young leaders around the world, might have the answer:
- The Biz Nation is a a social enterprise founded by three Colombian
sisters focused on making productive education accessible to everyone.
Through innovative and dynamic
e-learning solutions, they provide young
people with marketable skills, entrepreneurship and financial education.
which is the Buni-Swahili for ‘innovate,’ is a design thinking and
entrepreneurship camp for teens aged 13-18. The programme aims to teach
students how to apply skills learned in an academic setting and develop
solutions to real-life problems. The inaugural camp took place at iHub in
Nairobi, Kenya, last July.
- The Young Potential Development (YPD)
Ecuador is a
social enterprise that works with students and low income communities to
discover their potential by developing a solid skill set in communication,
energy, creativity and leadership.
- We Think Code_ is training South Africans for the digital
economy by providing them with coding skills to solve problems in a
peer-to-peer environment. The programme accepts anyone between the age of
17 and 35 years old and successful applicants are granted a two-year,
tuition-free programming course.
Interested in exploring more innovative education
initiatives for and by young people? Watch the Education
Plenary Session at the One Young World Summit
2017, the global forum for young leaders, in Bogotá, Colombia. The Summit
brought together 1,400+ delegates from more than 190 countries, empowering them
to make lasting connections to create positive change.