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African Youth can Apply to be Mentored by Leading African CEOs

Updated: Jan 17

Youth from Sub-Saharan Africa between the ages of 18 and 30 are invited to apply for the #All4Mentorship Programme that will give 100 promising young Africans the opportunity of a lifetime to be coached and mentored by the continent’s leading CEOs.

The #All4Mentorship Programme is open across all industry and business fields and a key component of the programme is the transfer of knowledge, skills, and expertise required to enable youth and promote employability in sub-Saharan Africa at the expert hands of leaders in their fields.

A major challenge facing young people in Sub-Saharan Africa when they begin their careers in the gap between developing soft and agile skills. Through a three-month virtual mentoring program, the #All4Mentorship Programme bridges the mentee's skill-set gap and career development needs. This is accomplished by matching applicants to specific requests based on their sector of interest, perceived skills gap, and personal or career goals.

The goal of the mentorship program is to enable a lifetime of meaningful social networks and relationships after the program has ended. By providing young people with the necessary tools, support, and opportunities, the #All4Mentorship Programme enhances their employment prospects for the future.

More than 200 young people have been matched with professionals and industry pioneers through this programme over the past two years. In addition to offering mentees personal and professional guidance, mentors have provided them with tools and resources that they can use to improve their quality of life. Applications for this exciting opportunity open on 1 December 2022 and close on 21 January 2023 and mentees, as well as any leading experts in the industries who wish to mentor as part of the programme, are invited to submit applications.

Selection Criteria :

Youth who are unemployed.Some work experience.Applicants will be evaluated on the narrative in their application responses.

  1. The applicant must be a youth aged 18-30 years of age and a citizen of a Sub- Saharan African country.

  2. Three-month commitment to the virtual program.

  3. At a university or TVET college, second-year students and students in their final year are encouraged to apply.

  4. Youth who are unemployed.

  5. Some work experience.

  6. Applicants will be evaluated on the narrative in their application responses.

Attendance at all mentorship sessions is required.

A willingness to learn and to receive feedback.

The timeline for the application and kick-off of All4Mentorship is as follows: The application period for mentors and mentees begins on 1st of December 2022 and ends on 21st of January 2023.

Mentees can apply via following link Mentors wishing to offer their skills and expertise: form ENDS _________________________________________________________________ About the Regional Alliance for Youth

The Regional Alliance for Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa is an expansion of the Alliance for YOUth, which was founded by Nestlé in Europe in 2014. The Alliance has since been launched in Pacific Alliance countries in 2017 (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) and the Mercosur countries in December 2018 (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay). In January 2019, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, a Global Alliance consisting of 20 international companies was launched.

NOTE TO EDITORS: A number of leading CEOs, who are part of this programme, are available for interview, both on radio and television to outline the programme and its desired outcomes in enabling youth employment. ——— Media Enquiries: Nomsa Mdhluli at Tishala Communications - 071 628 6231 or Roy Bannister at Tishala Communications - 082 468 8622 or

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