This is the link between a participant’s interests and their preferred career destinations. Afribridge paves this road by helping the students to identify their strengths and weaknesses. A Pathway will help you acquire the depth of knowledge and skill linked with specific post-secondary programs that will lead to a certificate or degree and/or career.
Participants are provided with information about different careers and mentored through their journey.
What are the steps to take towards achieving your goal? It is never too early to start thinking about the future and get the most out of high school regardless of which career direction you choose. Based on the students’ interests and experiences, Afribridge helps the students create time bound goals. Participants are also trained on non-academic/soft skills that are priceless for success in any field. These include communication, writing and presentation skills, and teamwork.
Participants are exposed to the importance of work ethics and forming productive networks within their professions. They will have a chance to undertake community service activities within their communities as part of their training.
The scope of career planning expands to cover mental and physical health of students in high school, including drug addiction prevention and first aid. True success is rooted not only in intellectual intelligence but also a comfortable emotional and social wellbeing.
With the high levels of unemployment in the country despite graduation from college or university, students are challenged to be creative enough to come up with their own jobs and even create opportunities for others. Afribridge introduces participants of its programs to the concept of entrepreneurship through panel discussions with panellists pioneering in different fields. We also provide a platform for students to be proactive and initiate projects and business ideas while still in high school. Successful projects have a chance of being followed up to market level.
Now in its second year of operation, Afribridge has identified the need for:
- Establishing a formal youth club in the pilot school in the next year.
- Youth Resource Center for;
- the high school students with no access to computers.
- the First generation school going youth from rural backgrounds
Both these spaces are intended to be run and managed by young people themselves