Young Visionist an initiative by Sourcebranding Digital Agency
Empowering Africans through Digital Impact
Sourcebranding Digital Agency based in South Africa in its quest to create opportunities for everyone started Young Visionist a network platform and social enterprises with game-changing ideas to create economic opportunities for communities all over Africa.
The platform supports Young Women in Business, Digital Entrepreneurs, Young Innovators, and Young Startups. Young Visionist through its platform delivers access to mentorship and resources. The aim is to provide alternatives that uses technology and innovation to tackle complex problems. Our efforts are mostly focused on – Innovative Education, Economic Opportunity and Inclusion.
Millions of job seekers and unemployed individuals rely on publicly available employment search engines, but the process is often confusing and disheartening. Sourcebranding Digital Agency is supporting Young Visionist to build technologies that help job seekers easily access the resources they need.
Improving Africa’s workforce systems through digital tools and workshops
What we plan to do
Africa’s publicly available workforce systems suffers from underinvestment in resources and capacity. It is then well to note that millions of jobseekers access services like training and job search help through employment systems, but the process is usually confusing and disempowering. Services can be tough to navigate in most cases. Front-line technologies aren’t user-friendly. Not enough people are accessing the information and assistance they need to secure employment and too many Africans remain caught in a persistent cycle of poverty.
Young Visionist wants to change how government serves the African public, and how the public improves. We aim to combine the ease and efficiency of digital with the power and scale of government to improve access to crucial services. Through our economic opportunity program, Young Visionist will seek to partner with workforce development boards to create new technologies that help job seekers easily find the resources they need.
How we plan on helping
Over the next five years, Young Visionist will seek to develop and scale new technologies to connect 2.6 million job seekers with workshop training and job search support. This initiative will lay the groundwork for redesigning and modernizing the technology that powers Africa’s workforce system, supporting millions of people find employment and employment alternatives.
We are committed to creating a world that works for everyone.
We are strong believers of change and our vision for innovative community will result to stronger and impact driven Africa, with a specific focus on increasing economic opportunity mostly.
Young Visionist is proud to have a presence in South Africa–and our hope is to formulate volunteer teams that are inspired by the exceptional work that we want to undertake throughout the country and the continent. Young Visionist is all about fueling innovation to support African communities and amplify employment opportunities.
Young Visionist commitment to create more opportunity for everyone in Africa
Prince Abuh, our Funder, recently listed a number of ways Young Visionist will be working to create more opportunity for everyone, including a 5-year goal towards digital entrepreneurship workshop training.
This commitment builds on the work we’ve been doing since 2016 to extend the reach of innovators by connecting them with funding, tools, and resources where needed. These innovators are the believers-turned-doers that have made a huge Impact.
Bridging Africa’s Educational Gap
What kids learn today shapes the world we live in tomorrow, but students in disadvantaged communities continue to fall behind. This is particularly true for students in our developing country — at the current rate, it would take many years and a miracle for students in these regions to catch up. To bridge this gap, we’re are building platforms to scale digital training and learning resources to everyone, everywhere.
Our platform will include self-directed learning, and online lesson plans for teachers.
While technology alone will not improve education, students and teachers can thrive when they have access to the best tools and resources.
Helping People Prepare for the Future of Work
We know that economic mobility lies at the foundation of every productive society, but the nature of work is changing. By 2030, one-third of jobs will require skills that aren’t commonly found in today’s workforce. To address this challenge, we’re are using technology and innovation to train people with new skills, connect job-seekers with high-quality jobs or alternative employment options, and support workers in low-wage employment.
This year, we are committed to helping people prepare for the changing nature of work. One of our initial Digital Career Accelerator program — an innovative initiative that will enable 2.6 million people across Africa to learn and expand their skills and career opportunities. We will partner with local universities to improve and scale open-source software’s that uses big data and machine learning to generate personalized employment recommendations or alternative opportunities based on specific skill set, so that people can find quality jobs that match their skills.
First world nations are leveraging technology to positively shape the future of work and we’re eager to follow in their footsteps by making work places fair, satisfying, and viable pathway to prosperity for everyone as an employee or an entrepreneur.
It is very important to note that without fundamental commitment to inclusion — the idea that everyone should have an equal opportunity to participate and thrive in society — the dream of equal education and access to economic opportunity for all will never be realized. Bias can lead to the exclusion of marginalized groups, including ethnic and religious minorities. As an information company, we’ve seen the power of data and technology to empower people and bridge gaps in understanding.
That’s why we also are finding innovative ways to challenge bias and prejudice, and build a more equitable and just society for all among Africans. Our work to support Equal Justice Initiative, will digitize data on the history of racial violence in Africa, and help draw attention to the continued impact of lynching in Africa, countering hate and extremism, both online and offline.
Through these knowledge and transparency projects we will build a more just and equitable Africa. Your support is needed towards amplifying our voice to accelerate our efforts towards building an equally accessible opportunity for all. By bringing our experiences, tools, and employee know-how to support these critical issues, we hope to propel Africa forward even in its slightest, and help create an Africa with opportunity for everyone