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Press Statement


Calling Sub-Saharan Africa’s unemployed youth to register now

Johannesburg, 17 June 2020 – Youth unemployment remains one of the major challenges in the African continent, however, many efforts have been made by various organisations to address this issue. The All4YOUth Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Alliance provides unemployed youth with an opportunity to unlock their potential by launching a registration system for unemployed youth to register their profile.

The Alliance for YOUth (or all4YOUth) is an alliance of like-minded companies working together to help young people around the globe get the necessary skills to thrive in the world of work. Today alliances exist at a global level, in zones and in regions and was recognised in the World Economic Forum in Davos 2019. The All4YOUth SSA Alliance is a collaborative intervention spear headed by various multinational companies across Sub-Saharan Africa. Its primary objective is to create and implement employability programmes, mentorship and training initiatives that will equip the youth with essential workplace skills.

Speaking about the collaboration, Desiree Zikalala, Head of Learning and Organisational Design at Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) emphasised the importance of bridging the gap between a required skill and a job output.

“We need practical programmes that are aimed at giving tangible skills when it comes to job creation for young people. As an alliance, we really want to make a more meaningful impact through our collaborative efforts hence our launch of the registration system. We therefore encourage young people to register as well as follow the different All4youthSSA social media pages to stay updated with what is next,” stated Zikalala.

To date, 6 companies have joined the Alliance in Sub Saharan Africa: Nestle, ABB, Adcorp group, Nielsen Africa, Publicis and Microsoft.

For more information visit the All4YOUth Alliance website and follow us on all social media pages to keep updated with the programme.

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About Nestlé

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 189 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like NESCAFÉ or NESPRESSO to local favourites like RICOFFY. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago.