Youth Soaring to Success through IFLY!

WEI/Bantwana will participate in the 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit in Washington, D.C. from September 27 – 29.

The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit is a global convening that brings together 500+ leading stakeholders from 55 countries to connect, exchange, and collaborate. The 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit theme will explore what the future of work holds for young people in developing contexts and for professionals working to expand youth economic opportunities globally in a changing world of work.

Focusing on tracks “Building a Foundation” and “Livelihoods through Self-Employment,” WEI/Bantwana will present a poster on the African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (AYEDI)’s IFLY pathway.

IFLY, or Integrated Funcational Literacy for Youth, recruits out-of-school adolescent youth (15 – 17 years old) and bolsters their literacy and numeracy in addition to practical skills, such as market-linked livelihoods selection; business plan development; and procurement, marketing, and financial planning. Small initial capital investments, ongoing mentorship, support from family, and a team of peers help youth launch and maintain decent work livelihood activities.

Summit attendees, join us on Wednesday, September 27 from 5:30 – 7pm in Sky View for the poster session! You will have the opportunity to engage directly with our Uganda Program Officer and explore how our latest program findings can advance your own work.