Youth Economic Opportunity

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Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise

TechnoServe partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to help rural youth in East Africa transition to economic independence. The Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE) program delivered a comprehensive package of services including skills training, business development and mentoring to young people ages 18 to 30 in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Youth Economic Opportunity
MasterCard Foundation

Honey Industry Offers Swaziland a Sweet Future

For 17-year-old Percy Shongwe and his two younger siblings, honey is a ticket to an education. They supply Swaziland’s Eswatini Kitchen with honey from their more than 50 beehives. Beekeeping and harvesting require only about 60 hours of work per year but give Percy and his siblings the opportunity…