Educate! provides youth with skills training in leadership, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness, along with mentorship, to start real businesses at school. Our model is delivered through practically-trained teachers and empowered youth mentors. Educate!’s goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national education systems.
Vision for 2024
Educate!'s Vision for 2024 is to measurably impact 1 million students, and reach 4 million students more broadly, across Africa each year.
Six to seven billion young people will go through secondary school in Africa between today and 2100.
During that time, access to secondary education will rise and will be the highest level of education for most youth. We believe that secondary education is the most untapped resource for development across Africa and that reforming secondary education at scale is a catalytic, high leverage solution to youth unemployment and consequent issues that arise in a world where 50% of children are African.
Educate!’s solution is a relevant, skills-based model of education that leads to improved livelihoods for youth through formal employment or business ownership, increased business and job creation, improved community participation, and improved 21st century and business/employability skills. We aim to create impact across all levels of education systems by implementing our model directly in schools, advising governments on national education policy and curriculum reform, and building capacity among teachers to implement government reforms.