Mentor George to reduce poverty and bring change to his community

This Project's Impact

Sparked by the high rates of poverty and pollution amidst a myriad of other environmental challenges in his community, George hopes to learn more about how to reduce poverty and bring change to the community.
Project deadline

July 01, 2019

Applications due by

April 01, 2019

Volunteer hours required

20

Key project info

About the Mentoring Program

This collaboration is between Vollie and Youth Agenda (http://www.youthagenda.org/). Youth Agenda (YA) wants to connect Youth (aged 18-24) in Kenya with mentors that can support young people in Kenya and their professional growth. Currently in Kenya the unemployment rate is at 22%, higher than most African countries, and YA gets daily requests from the youth that they work with pleading for opportunities to progress their career. Vollie and YA are partnering to connect young Kenyan’s with professionals right across Australia for the purpose of virtual mentoring.

Once connected through Vollie these two parties can Skype and email to get to know each other and for the Australian professionals to mentor these young Kenyan’s to success.

About the Mentee

George is a student at the University of Nairobi. Sparked by the high rates of poverty and pollution amidst a myriad of other environmental challenges in his community, George hopes to learn more about how to reduce poverty and bring change to the community.

The benefit to you, the volunteer

You will be sharing your talents and experience, and your work will encourage entrepreneurial thinking and execution, develop networks, grow ideas and inspire. Ultimately, it will support better job outcomes for African change-makers.