It’s unfathomable that of Africa’s nearly 128 million school-aged children, 17 million will never attend school. Perhaps even more shocking is the fact that another 37 million African children will learn so little while in they are in school that they will not be much better off than those kids who never attend school. As a consequence, the prognosis for Africa’s future economic growth and social development is poor.
At Berkshire-Partners UK we have devised Vocational Training Programmes in conjunction with Certified UK institutes which can help with educating African Youth and anyone who generally is interested in skill Acquisition.
Vocational Distance learning at home is helping thousands of young women to complete their education and go on to train as primary school teachers. Could Africa’s teenagers benefit more generally from such opportunities to finish their secondary schooling?
Primary education in many African countries is in crisis. A massive expansion in free or compulsory schooling to age 11 has led to classes of up to a 180 in some rural areas that are beset by teacher shortages. Existing problems have been compounded in countries such as Sierra Leone where civil war and Ebola have decimated the numbers of primary school teachers. But we believe in a brighter future for The African youth.