African youth are one of the world's most precious resources. Owing to global demographic shifts, African youth represent not only Africa's future, but as the future global majority working age population and consumer base, the rest of the world's as well. Yet educational resources and opportunities are severely lacking across the continent. Schools use largely traditional methods, 21st century skills are not taught, and employers often have a hard time finding qualified candidates. Moreover, young people are moving away from 4 year degrees and towards a host of online learning resources, apprenticeships, courses, training and so on.
Somo is bringing cutting edge modern learning design principles to free upskilling courses, available to African youth, and connecting them with opportunities to use their skills. Somo constructs learning experiences around critical skills and subjects, based on employer needs, new tools and workflows, and the skills required for adulthood. While creating lifelong learners, Somo also provides partner organizations and companies with the highest touch engagement possible to connect with African youth audiences.