We are currently witnessing some of the worst scenarios of joblessness of young people who come out of formal educational training without any sustainable hope of gaining credible and well-paying jobs. For thousands of youths, finding good and satisfying jobs is as difficult as finding a needle in a hay sack. This exposes a lot of these young persons to varying degrees of crimes even as those of them that are decent enough to turn down tempting offers from crime lords have decided to emigrate to God knows where in search of the elusive greener pastures.
The need to search for better ways of creating credible employment opportunities for the unemployed youth toiling the streets has become the number one national security interest. There is perhaps again no other necessity that has become imperative than creating sustainable employment opportunities for the youth because of the indisputable fact that the idle mind is the devil’s workshop.
How to create credible jobs has therefore become imperative and this is precisely what Botswana Youth Jobs Fair have set out a 5 year project by the youths as the key actors in championing sustainable jobs, decent jobs, job creation and job readiness education to the young people. Young people are taking the matter in their own hands.
Botswana Youth Jobs Fair 21-23 June, Botho University. Be there!