Harambee is a youth employment accelerator that was set up by a group of employers who were faced with the challenges of employing and keeping first-time workers. At the same time, they also wanted to address the high unemployment levels among young South Africans.
Harambee is funded by the government Jobs Fund and works with over 50 large corporate employers across the country such as Hollard, Woolworths, Nando’s, Direct Axis, Ster Kinekor, Pink n Pay and Burger King.
Harambee sources candidates from a large pool of young people with high potential but limited work experience, then assesses them and prepares them for possible work opportunities at the right employer in the area they live in.
Research shows that if first-time workers are permanently employed for a full year, they have a better chance of sustained employment and career opportunities for the rest of their lives. Harambee unlocks the potential in young adults so that they are prepared for the working environment and have the confidence to succeed.Please Login (add)