IMPACT

Milestones from November 2009 - February 2020



The Hi5 approach proved that it is possible to bridge the gap be­tween jobless (low-skilled) youth and com­panies needing professional staff simply by enhancing social 21st century skills and building characters. After 10 years of Hi5 75% of graduates hold jobs in the service industry (at national level the employment rate of graduates of colleges and universities is 2%); built a career; enhanced their own lives and the lives of their families contributing to society as respected members. The impact study conducted in October 2019 indicated that the approaches deliver a different kind of graduate; one that is professional and engaged. The approaches cross-cut ages, job positions and education levels, making its potential extensive! 

In-house Hi5 Training of YOUTH program



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Youth Graduated
  • Presently, there are 61 students, divided over 2 classes, studying at Jobortunity.

  • On average, 50% of graduates are offered a job at the company where they conduct their apprenticeship.

  • On average, 75% of the graduates are in decent jobs (at least minimum wages and work conditions complying with Tanzanian law) or run their own business since 2009.

  • 8 graduates developed themselves into (assistant) managers

Outreach - Hi5 Training in other Educational Facilities:



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Youth (Students) of National College of Tourism
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Vulnerable youth (students) of Don Bosco Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam
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Vulnerable youth (students) of Don Bosco KIITEC, Arusha
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Vulnerable youth (students) of Don Bosco Moshi

Outreach - Training of Staff in Companies & Non-governmental organisationS



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Companies/ Organisations participated in tailor-made Hi5 training workshops

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Staff received Hi5 training on topics such as: Team work, communication skills, customer services, problem solving and conflict management

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Supervisors/ Trainers/ Mentors attended the 1-week Mentorship/ Leadership Course

Training of Trainers



31 Youth graduated from our Training of Trainers curriculum and Hi5 approach (2-year program) and can call themselves ‘Hi5 Trainers’. At present Jobortunity employs 5 Jobortunity graduates who graduated as Hi5 Trainers. Others started their own business or found employment

Partnerships



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Partnerships with hospitality companies, out of which 33 active partners offering regular internships to students

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Partnerships with other service companies were established (in solar industry, SME, airlines and NGOs)

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Partnerships with social organisations facilitating youth to join the program (facilitating in the selection process and social support of youth).

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Motivated and skilled volunteers supported the Jobortunity team and organisation with their specific expertise e.g. in social work, IT, Finances or HR.

The Hi5 approach proved that it is possible to bridge the gap between jobless youth and companies needing professional staff by enhancing social skills and building characters. It includes:



  • A Hi5 Training of Trainers (TOT) Curriculum (including basic Hi5 course, basic non-formal adult education and advanced lesson packages) to train youth to work as Hi5 Trainers in TOY;

  • 100 Soft skills topics (Hi5) to train youth and staff of companies (set out as trainers’ guidelines);

  • Counselling/coaching toolkit for Hi5 trainers to use for the personal guidance of students (youth);

  • Mentorship/leadership curriculum for supervisors involved in the apprenticeship program;

  • Apprenticeship training program: A guided training trajectory for companies teaching students the technical skills during the 6-months program;

  • A digital application for student tracking to measure knowledge, skills and attitude development – used by trainers and company supervisors to indicate students’ development and performance.

  • A Job Matching approach linking graduates to job and companies to quality staff.

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