Farai Munjoma's research
Farai studied school-to-work transitions
Shasha Network: Bridging the Career Aspiration Gap
The challenge that currently exists within the African job market is poor school- to-work transition for youth because of a lack of access to structured career development support. Africa is estimated to have over 226 million youth (aged 15-24), a figure which is predicted to rapidly increase 42% by the year 2030 (United Nations, 2015). Shasha Network is an online program that provides young people with easily accessible soft skills available on mobile phone. Through the Bridge program, young people can learn skills such as Personal Branding, Career Research, Mentorship and Self Leadership. The business plan capstone provides as in depth analysis of this challenge and how it can be commercially addressed across Africa.
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