Roam‘s recruitment site, Jobberman, has partnered with Mastercard Foundation for an ambitious plan to train 3 million young Nigerian women for employment over the next five years.

“We are delighted to be working with the Mastercard Foundation and community leaders to address the issue of unemployment in Nigeria and to play our part in providing young Nigerians with access to dignified roles, which offer a clear path to self-sustenance,” said Hilda Kragha, CEO of Jobberman Nigeria.

The initiative is centered around young women in Northern Nigeria, who are currently facing rising rates of unemployment. The training, which will take place online and offline across four cities, will focus on agriculture, digital services and the creative industries.

By the end of 2020, the company expects to train 200,000 job seekers and around 120,000 of those will have been matched with positions through Jobberman’s employer partnerships. 

This agreement plugs into Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works strategy, which is targeted at providing 10 million young Nigerians access to employment by 2030.

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