JENGE Academy is a knowledge and capacity-building initiative that looks to provide young Creators and Innovators with the knowledge, skills and resources they need to build sustainable livelihoods while contributing impactful social change and impact.
JENGE Academy works toward economic and civic empowerment for Africa’s youth. The project responds to the challenge of unemployment and underemployment among Africa’s youth by helping young creators and innovators build the skills and knowledge to establish and grow thriving enterprises and careers while contributing to impactful social change.
Capacity-building Subject/Thematic Areas
We look to help participants of JENGE Academy build knowledge and skills in a variety of subjects or thematic areas, namely:
Include knowledge and skills in Mental Health Awareness & Management, Emotional Intelligence, etc.
We employ a 3-pronged approach/model for building the knowledge, skill, resilience and social responsibility that produces empowered and well-rounded youth. Our model involves 3 key stages: Teach, Coach/Mentor and Connect.
Stage 1: Teach
We begin by providing knowledge, skills and resources to young creators and innovators through in-person and virtual training workshops and courses.
Stage 2: Coach/Mentor
Secondly, we coach and mentor the young creators and innovators, helping them navigate the challenges that come with establishing and growing their enterprises, careers and social impact initiatives.
Stage 3: Connect
Finally, we help connect the creators and innovators to opportunities for work and business.