Save the Children is celebrating the closure of Youth in Action, a successful, six-year economic empowerment program for rural youth in Africa. Youth in Action was a learning and livelihood program, which in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, improved the socio-economic status of over 40,000 out-of-school girls and boys, aged 12-18, in rural Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda.
Youth in Action built key partnerships to address barriers to young people’s participation, including access to local markets and gender-based barriers.
Save the Children is also pleased to announce the launch of the report Pathways to Opportunity: Supporting Rural Youth to Leverage Decent Work: Evidence From The Cross-Sectoral Youth in Action Program. This report details the key evidence-based lessons and provides recommendations for future programming. Report will be available October 10th.