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AIA CONFIRMS DATE AND LOCATION FOR ANNUAL FUTURE OF WORK IN AFRICA CONFERENCE 2018

 

The Africa Internship Academy presents its inaugural Future of Work in Africa event, on the 22nd September 2018.

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: VALUE OF EDUCATION IN AFRICA

According to the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), sub-Saharan Africa records the highest rates of education exclusion in Africa. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6 and 11 are out of school, followed by one-third of youth between the ages of about 12 and 14. According to the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) data, almost 60% of youth between the ages of about 15 and 17 are not in school.

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AIA CONFIRMS DATE AND LOCATION FOR ANNUAL FUTURE OF WORK IN AFRICA CONFERENCE 2018

 

The Africa Internship Academy presents its inaugural Future of Work in Africa event, on the 22nd September 2018.

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: VALUE OF EDUCATION IN AFRICA

According to the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), sub-Saharan Africa records the highest rates of education exclusion in Africa. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6 and 11 are out of school, followed by one-third of youth between the ages of about 12 and 14. According to the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) data, almost 60% of youth between the ages of about 15 and 17 are not in school.

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: EDUCATION IN AFRICA

The aftermath of Independence associated with exuberance birthed incredible agenda with education placed at the forefront: attaining universal education, African leaders maintained, would help accelerate post-independent Africa in terms of development.

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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY ON SAFE SPACE

'Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society's margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.' - Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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INTERNSHIPS AS A DISRUPTIVE TOOL FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT

In Africa and most parts of the world, basically the underdeveloped parts, where getting a job is quite challenging, Internships should not be taken lightly. Internships are pre-professional practical exposure to activities in or at the workplace. Internships or what people normally call ‘attachment’ gives an opportunity to students especially, and sometimes graduates to gain relevant knowledge, practical skills, and valuable experience in their prospective career scope.

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CHAMPIONING THE GREAT CAUSE: YOUTHS IN AGRICULTURE

Africa as a continent has reported a significant rate in agriculture; Agriculture is one of the sectors on the continents with a reasonably high level of revenue from export activities. Export commodities such as Cocoa, coffee, Timber, cashew and maize are some widely known produce that earn the continent much foreign exchange revenue.

Youths over Africa vehemently complain and protest against lack of unemployment, considering ‘white colour jobs’ and ‘blue colour jobs’ as the only jobs in Africa. Trend in agricultural activity inclusion has focused on rural inhabitants with older folks dominating in many countries across the continent, denoting that the younger folks in these rural areas, together with people from the urban centers are not quite interested in this sector. It is no surprise that even the unemployed who are surrounded with agricultural opportunities refuse to see them, even if they do, they are reluctant or do not take advantage of them.

Most youths, when asked to campaign for agriculture or raise a voice to agriculture will not hesitate to do it, but when asked to engage in farming, they will definitely not hesitate to say no. Same analogy applies to most agricultural students, if you ask them about their ambition, they may mention International Agricultural Scientist, a Researcher, an Agricultural Officer, a Banker or a Government Servant, a handful will dare say they want to be farmers.

Several documentations and reports indicate reasons for lack of interest on the part of the youths in Africa, including the unemployed ones.

The youth has it that, Agriculture takes much time and efforts which doesn’t even guarantee absolute success. The Contemporary youth craves for quick money within the shortest possible time, if possible, without much hardwork, and since agriculture is not a one day business and also involves a lot of hardwork and dedication, they tend to lose interest in it.

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AIA SME PROFILE: MEET KOFI MINTAH

As part of our Starter Pack Program, and to create a sense of recognition, we emailed a business profile survey to all SMEs and created a short profile of people who responded. Today we present yet another enthusiastic Ghanaian entrepreneur.

Meet Kofi Mintah, a 36 year old graduate who currently holds a Bachelor of Education Certificate from the University of Education Winneba in Ghana.

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AIA SME PROFILES: INTRODUCING FELICIA MENSAH

As part of our Starter Pack Program, and to create a sense of recognition, we emailed a business profile survey to all SMEs and created a short profile of people who responded. Today we present yet another enthusiastic Ghanaian entrepreneur.

Meet Felicia Mensah, a 40 years old alumnus of the Steven's Henager College in USA, she holds an MBA certificate from the school.

Felicia didn’t think of herself as an entrepreneur some time back, according to her, if she was ever told that one day she would start a business, she would never have believed it. The passion to guarantee small businesses grow beyond the first generation has been her outmost drive in her entrepreneurial journey. She also understands that ‘drive’ comes with hard work, tenacity, relationship building and ability to be a problem solver.

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AIA SME PROFILE: INTRODUCING EMMANUEL OSSOM

As part of our Starter Pack Program, and to create a sense of recognition, we emailed a business profile survey to all SMEs and created a short profile of people who responded. Today we present yet another enthusiastic Ghanaian entrepreneur.

Meet Emmanuel Ossom a 43 years old graduate of the Jyvaskyla University School of Business and Economics in Finland. Emmanuel holds a PhD and is a certified entrepreneurship educator and coach of Babson College in USA. He actively identifies business ideas and likes to act on them. According to him, he imparts entrepreneurship mindset to both youngsters and adults as a tool to enable them become entrepreneurs too.

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AIA SME PROFILE: INTRODUCING EBENEZER KOOMSON

As part of our Starter Pack Program, and to create a sense of recognition, we emailed a business profile survey to all SMEs and created a short profile of people who responded. Today we present another serious minded Ghanaian entrepreneur.

Meet Ebenezer Koomson, a 32 years old Ghanaian who completed Opportunity Industrialization Centre, a National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) in Ghana.

Ebenezer describes himself as someone with a strong sense of entrepreneurship to help improve lives of people. This characteristic of his explains his selfless contribution towards a positive societal transformation.

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