By Sukuoluhle Ndlovu
Masvingo – Generation Unlimited was in Masvingo were they had youths from the ages 14-24 apply for next year mentorship Boost Fellowship Program yesterday (Tuesday) at Charles Austin Theatre.
Five teams will be chosen from across the country if their applications are successful.
The Programs Coordinator of Generation Unlimited for the Boost Fellowship, Tinashe Mushonga said that they have made a huge impact in the society and have reached a lot of youth’s national wide.
“We have managed to disburse funds for youths to boost their businesses and also mentorship programs. We have managed to reach more than 150 000 youths through the social media and we are growing and moving towards a better tomorrow, we want more youths to be part of us and join this great initiative which will empower them,” said Mushonga.
Rate of unemployment in the country is vast and it is not tallying with the growing population.
“The rate of unemployment in the country is huge and most of the youths are not employed, so we want the youths to be entrepreneurs but also at the same time they are facing challenge of capital. So we strongly encourage youths to apply and take up this opportunity and fruitful results will yield,” said Mushonga.
The fortunate five teams from across the country will be given us$1000 for them to implement their idea into something practical and proceed to the global competition and get US$20 000.
“We are travelling to different places in the country and having the youths apply for the Boost Fellowship and we are also encouraging them to apply even online. This is a lifetime opportunity for everyone and we want them to utilise it,” he said.
Last year a team from Zimbabwe was lucky enough to make it to the global competitions as they had designed an online platform for kids who are marginalized and cannot access education. So it was then made easy for them to access books.
Generation unlimited is doing this with the aim of helping a lot of youths across the country and so far has reached 150 000 youths nationally. They are working with UNICEF, UNDP and PLAN International and it was started in 2017.