AMI, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, is developing a scalable model for training and placing disadvantaged youth into entry-level positions. This 6-week job-readiness ‘bootcamp’, called the Youth Employment Accelerator (YEA), will launch with its first pilot programme in Nairobi in October, 2016. The programme will leverage AMI’s blended-learning approach to prepare 300 unemployed young people aged 18-24 to take on customer service or call centre positions
with some of Kenya’s most innovative and fast-growing companies. The aim is to work with employers to help at least 100 young people find a job by the end of the programme.