Cameroon: they’re finding jobs after training with us

We are working towards a better future for young people in 30 countries through digital and professional training courses which respond to different recruitment needs. In Cameroon, Francis, 23 years old, has just been hired by Ecamel after completing a vocational course to become an electrician.
He is a beneficiary of the Fare programme, which we have been supporting since 2016. The programme, based in Cameroon, offers training to young people to improve their job prospects.

They taught us the best techniques

Francis tells us his story: “I was in training for four months. We were taught the best techniques for this job. Then, when the classes were over, I looked for an internship. The Panafrican Institute for Development sent a list of potential employers. I then received a positive response and, after a three-month trial period, I was hired as an employee at Ecamel. I’m very happy, I can help my family meet their needs.”

After this vocational training, other young people choose to set up their own businesses offering electrician services in Douala. This is what Joseph did after completing his training.

 

 

168 young people have completed training and 70% have found jobs

The Fare programme, supported by our Orange Cameroon Foundation, in partnership with the Panafrican Institute for Development Francophone Central Africa (IPD-AC), trains 42 young people between the ages of 18 and 35 at a time, over a 4-month period. We have invested 31,820,000 CFA Francs in this programme. This budget includes a bursary to cover basic needs / expenses, equipment (trainees are given a toolbox at the end of their training) and something to get them started in their new job. We also offer some of the young trainees internships at Orange Cameroon.

To date, 168 young people have received free electrician training courses.
The programme has been a real success, with 30% of the young people who complete the training getting hired and 40% of them setting up their own business.

 

End of training ceremony: Elizabeth Ehabe, from the Orange Cameroon Foundation presents each young person with the equipment which will enable them to find work.

 

 

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