Chaque année, plus de 10 millions de jeunes Africains se battent pour entrer sur le marché du travail local.
Less than 30% will end up in decent employment. The others will face unemployment,
the precariousness of informal and non-decent jobs, or migration. Young Africans lucky enough to go to school graduate from high school, get a B.A., go for one or even two Masters; but very often end up with a PhD in informal surviving tactics, in smugglers’ trucks around the Sahara, in shameful camps in Libya, or even more tragically at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.
Our co-founders, Yanick Kemayou and Michèle Traoré
were among the many leaving their home behind. While they have been fortunate enough to study and then work at prestigious institutions in China and Europe, the initial problem which pushed them into migration has kept bugging them. So they decided to tackle the problem. With a new form of learning. Empowering learners with the skills to steward thriving communities and ecosystems.
Africa is young and has an education problem. 50% of youths of upper secondary school age in Africa are out of school. Even for those with access, quality and relevance of education are absent. In fact, there is a lack of competencies despite schooling, the infamous in-school-but-not-learning problem. This explains why going to school or even to university in Africa often does not increase one’s chances of making a decent living. 66 % of African youths are in mismatched jobs. This is not only a waste of potential and talent but also a cause for mass emigration; with the most fortunate leaving as African refugees abroad are on average more educated than their peers when they leave their home countries.
Africa is also the most vulnerable continent to climate change; 7 of the 10 countries most vulnerable to climate change are in Africa.
Kabakoo believes that by fusing high-tech to indigenous knowledge, we can equip youths with skills to imagine and make emerge thriving ecosystems.
Dans toute l'Afrique, la fonction de production du capital humain est brisée. Parce que l'éducation est déconnectée des contextes et des savoirs locaux.
Nous pouvons combler ce fossé en fusionnant les technologies de pointe avec les savoirs locaux et autochtones. En plus de faire fonctionner l'apprentissage en le reliant aux contextes locaux, cela nous fera avancer sur la voie de l'atténuation du changement climatique, de la durabilité et de la prospérité des écosystèmes, car les savoirs autochtones sont par nature intégratifs et holistiques.
Il est temps de réinitialiser l'éducation pour le plus grand réservoir de jeunes du monde.