Mentorship is the key to solving the unsolved.


At first, more than 31,000 young persons (aged 18 to 40) applied (13 times the number of openings available for the entire year). From this number, 2,400 youth were selected and received training, of which 42% were women. A second call in November 2018 led to the selection of 3,000 youths in the Kayes and Koulikoro regions.


Despite the complex circumstances, everything indicates that EJOM’s approach is successful. Of the 2,500 young people who were trained in 2018, almost everyone started their own business. The 3,000 participants who were selected for the 2019 trajectory have started the training program in April.

The selected youth follow training in their selected branch of activity, among waste management, horticulture, food processing and handicrafts. Besides the technical trainings, youth also receive business management and life skills. In addition, they are coached during the whole process to help them succeed. At the end, youth receive a stipend that they can use to buy inputs and tools that will allow them to kick-start their career or activity (for example setting up a start-up).

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