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Mali: supporting job opportunities created by young people

Sahel is one of the youngest regions in the world: 64.5% of the population is under the age of 25. Investment in education, vocational training and support for young entrepreneurs is a key factor in building a better future. Meetings with young Malian job creators.
It has been more than a year since Oumar, a young law graduate, decided to change course and start up as a self-employed market gardener. His project was made possible through the support of the EJOM project (youth employment generates local opportunities in Mali), which gave him the basis for business management and financed his business start-up. 8,620 young people are involved in this programme financed in the Malian regions of Koulikoro, Kayes, Gao and the district of Bamako by the European Union, the Republic of Mali and the Netherlands… (Read full article here) 

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