TRANSFORMING LIVES BY MAKING YOUTH EMPLOYABLE
" Educating the Mind without Educating the Heart is no Education at all. "
Breaking the cycle of generational poverty
Jobortunity works with youth from vulnerable and challenging backgrounds to create professional and employable staff. Through the Hi5 – 21st Century Skills Training, youth are given an opportunity to a better life. This directly impacts the economy of our country, Tanzania, in that jobs are attained and incomes are increased through those jobs. The lives of the young people are affected in the best way possible as youth aged 18 to 25 secure decent employment in companies, feel professionally full-filled in their working environment and live balanced and meaningful lives.
Creating a talent pipeline for employers
The Hi5 approach was designed and developed by Jobortunity in Arusha to tackle the skills gap and prepare youth for the job market, entrepreneurship and support them to connect effectively with the world around them. The Hi5 approach emphasising professional attitude (21st Century Skills) creates a talent pipeline for employers in Tanzania for it enables companies to hire professional staff and as well train their current staff so that they can maximize their potential as such grow as institutions and individuals.
Developing the economy in Tanzania
We at Jobortunity believe that we are as much part of the solutions as we are part of challenges in our communities. So the Hi5 approach is a proactive aiming to solve those challenges. Because the youth become employable, and learn self sustenance and accountability, their lives and of those depending on them improve. This helps break the cycle of generational poverty. Many of the youths are able to provide new income generation in their families and add onto uplifting some of the burdens that poverty piles on their families. It amazing how well the youth who are Hi5 trained do in their lives because they are able to financially become independent individuals and successfully interact with others and develop.
The Hi5 Approach
Why Jobortunity? The obvious need for professionals and people with the right mind set in the work force in Tanzania prompted the need to meet this challenge with a practical solution. Thus Jobortunity was born including a new age solution tackling the skills gap challenge from an innovative angle – THE Hi5 APPROACH. It proved that it is possible to bridge the gap between jobless (low-skilled) youth and companies needing professional staff simply by enhancing social skills and building characters. After 10 years of Hi5 75% of graduates hold jobs in the service industry; built a career; enhanced their own lives and the lives of their families contributing to society as respected members. and…there is more: “The approach cross-cuts ages, job positions and education levels, making its potential extensive”.
Join us in our COVID 19 - Relief Response!
As all over the world, the Corona crisis has created a real challenge. We have been closed since 18 March, for indefinite time. Our students are at home. Unfortunately, for some ‘home’ is not there or unsafe. Graduates working in the hospitality industry lost their jobs and thus income.
So, we decided to take action and develop a COVID 19 Relief Response Action Plan to support youth and children in need. The Jobortunity building is becoming a Safe-house where youth can stay and help others by developing basic need packages (food, soap, sanitary packs). We are setting up a hotline providing information, help when needed and a listening ear.
We can flight this!