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How era92 creates pathways to employment for young Africans.

Pioneering solutions to end youth unemployment is at the core of what we do. We are on the ground. We’ve seen and studied why the youth are knee-deep into unemployment. Brilliance is equally distributed but opportunity is not.

One of the biggest problems facing the world today is youth unemployment yet a few organizations have come out to address this problem. Many are not committed to realizing the brilliance of young people especially those from the slums. Based on our founding story, we now know that brilliance is equally distributed but opportunity is not.

That’s why we have committed ourselves to play a part in empowering and up-skilling youth in underserved communities, in preparation for jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities, to become the next generation of digital talent in Uganda.

If you’d like to watch our founding story, watch the video below.

Where do we find these youth?

We feel a responsibility to uplift the communities within which we operate. Through partnerships with organisations like 92hands, we reach out and impact vulnerable people living in these communities. It is through these outreach programs in the slums around Uganda that we identify youth experiencing poverty and interest them in the Elevate Program. 

Solving youth unemployment in Uganda

Many come from struggling backgrounds. It’s not a matter of simply making up their minds and committing to the program. They face resistance from step parents & caretakers, bad peer groups, finances, living standards, drug abuse, homelessness and other social issues. We pick out those in dire need, especially the girls and rehabilitate them into safer spaces in order to facilitate a smoother learning experience.

What next? 

Once young people are discovered, they are taken through our filtration program were we find out more of their aspirations and dreams, just to make sure they are placed in courses that match their passions.

Thereafter, they begin their courses for a 6-month apprenticeship under our program called ELEVATE. The program is modeled as a hands-on skills training program that challenges students to create and think big solutions that can transform people’s lives.

Our program is two-pronged. We have Leadership and Business Development entities. Under the leadership entity, we run programs like 2moro Alive where they are equipped with life skills. We partner with organizations like Rotary Club Metropolitan and Acacia Sunset and other mentors to take them through aspects like making life plans, vision boards, life resolutions, and alike. 

The other program we run is called era92Ds – an intensive 2 days program where we help them develop business plans and pitches.

After the program, young people transform into world-class designers and film-makers. We employ them to develop quality digital products for brands around the world. 

Solving youth unemployment in Uganda

How we make progress against our mission

We train and employ youth in ARTS, DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY by merging their passion for Web Design/Development, Graphics Design & Film/Photography with a professional 6 months training facilitated by a research & study center, computers with required software and internet access. We achieve all this using these four pillars;   

  1. Improving Opportunity
    Increase access to technology skill development, entrepreneurship, and promote inclusion across Africa. 
  2. Increasing employability 
    Equip young adults with the technology skills they need to access dignified employment, thrive, and keep pace in the 21st Century
  3. Transforming Education 
    Revolutionize the way young people learn and address the root issues contributing to the increasing youth unemployment across Africa.
  4. Investing in Innovation 
    Invest in catalytic solutions that accelerate our mission to give every young adult, everywhere the opportunity to create their own future.

What our alumni says.

These digital skills are a stepping stone in providing sustainable livelihoods to these young people. 

Solving youth unemployment in Uganda

“I deliver digital design needs and help organise online church services for three churches despite the pandemic- Arise City Church, Kampala, and Miracle Center, and Watoto Church.
I’ve seen the fruits of having digital skills and hope more and more people embrace the digital world even after COVID19 is gone. Super grateful to era92 for these design skills that are helping serve God and my community.”

Reshima Namagembe
Certificate, Graphics Design (Alumni)

Graduation, Retention and Career Advancement 

By the end of the 6 months, they are well equipped and ready to take on the world. Graduation day is celebrated with our partners, tutors along with the students in a grand gesture. After that, we retain a selected few and use our network to connect them to potential employers. These experiential learning opportunities lead them into steady employment opportunities or even contract-based projects. 

Our Impact

500+ Given skills and lifted out of poverty

17% of our graduates are employed full time to develop digital products for brands around the globe, 80% have been placed in organizations for work and others have gone on to start their small businesses, becoming freelancers.

Watch Precious Agizo display her Graphics Design skills. She’s one of our most agile students who recently won a T-Shirt design competition by Impact Nations.

What makes this possible?

We Build Brands to Build Lives.  It is that simple.

We partner with businesses worldwide to amplify their message, brand & increase revenues. This work helps us develop the
skills and employ young adults in the slums of Uganda. 

The profits are also reinvested in catalytic solutions that accelerate our mission to give every young adult the opportunity to create their own future.

Solving youth unemployment in Uganda

As you build your brand in the market, you create a much bigger impact because the profits from the work you give help us train and employ young poeple. We believe that through more collaborations with companies/organizations, youth can have skills that help them innovate digital solutions that can fuel Africa’s social and economic transformation.  Start a Project with us

  • Refer us to a friend

The larger our network, the higher our chances to connect with more businesses that will help us train and employ more young people.

Tess Hazel

Tess Hazel is the copywriter at era92 Creative. She loves to read novels and runs a personal blog about poetry and creative nonfiction short stories.

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USA Office

9385 12th Ave Sw seattle, wa 98106
+1(213) 674-9869
info@era92.com

UK Office

12 Mill Square Portstewart BT55 7TB Northern Ireland
+44 7956 989809‬

Uganda Office

Lungujja, Kampala along Kalema Road
+256 784 239 786‬
info@era92.com

USA Office

9385 12th Ave Sw seattle, wa 98106
+1(213) 674-9869
info@era92.com

UK Office

12 Mill Square Portstewart BT55 7TB Northern Ireland
+44 7956 989809‬

Uganda Office

Lungujja, Kampala along Kalema Road
+256 784 239 786‬
info@era92.com
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