Milestones from November 2009 - March 2021
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
From 2009 - 2021
Outreach - Hi5 Training in other Educational Facilities:
Miracle Experience (Seronera & Kogatende Camps)
Outreach - Training of Staff in Companies & Non-governmental organisationS
Companies/ Organisations participated in tailor-made Hi5 training workshops
Staff received Hi5 training on topics such as: Team work, communication skills, customer services, problem solving and conflict management
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 with hospitality companies, out of which 33 active partners offering regular internships to students
Partnerships with other service companies were established (in solar industry, SME, airlines and NGOs)
Partnerships with social organisations facilitating youth to join the program (facilitating in the selection process and social support of youth).
Motivated and skilled volunteers supported the Jobortunity team and organisation with their specific expertise e.g. in social work, IT, Finances or HR.