Gambians per capita is one of the largest groups of irregular migrants to Europe. Many of whom are youths, who take this perilous journey through Libya where they are faced with numerous challenges. Many youth who take this dangerous journey, locally call “back-way” are push by lack of hope for better life here in the country. They hope to get better jobs in Europe. While some may get to Europe, many died or get stranded on the way. And those who reach Europe often find themselves at the edge of society, where they are exposed to drug abuse.
One of the main drivers of this exodos of Gambian youths to Europe is lack of jobs. Though some of them have skills, college or high school certificates, many lack the knowledge on the tools needed to enter the job market. Therefore, through the YouthJobs, we will provide career coaching, mentoring and job placement for vulnerable and jobless youths with objective of connecting over 10000 (one thousands) youth to stable job. We intend to do this by working in close collaboration with employers to accept job placement from youths that underwent the programme. Employers who join the project will get qualified candidates for their human resources needs at reduced fees.