Sumesh: Early-career professionals and higher-education students are finding it tough to compete in a job market with a traditional degree. After seeing many people in my own circle struggling with this, I informally started helping them get into better jobs. My co-founder, Abhay, also comes from a background where this problem is very acute. We thought we could change the world for the better if the problem could be solved in more creative ways.
Abdullateef: Did you know that Nigeria has the world's second-highest rate of youth unemployment with 13.9 million unemployed youths—more than Rwanda's entire population? iDixcover is addressing the problem of unemployment and underemployment among northern youth, women, and people with disabilities who have been ravaged by the prolonged insecurities in the region. Our mission is to provide free access to information on opportunities, mentors, and career education to 10 million African youths and create 10,000 jobs by 2030.
Soraya: Okay, Spiffy, do you know how you and your audience will read this on a tablet, a computer, or a phone? Well, not every child has access to electronics like you have! There are many kids who live in areas of the world where they do not have constant access to electricity or the internet. Sometimes, when emergencies happen, you have to do school from home, using your devices. What do the students in these off-grid communities do when this happens? Well, Spiffy, over 800 million children live in these communities and need a solution!
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