Tackling the problem of youth unemployment

WAVE is doing this by getting young people work ready and helping employers find talent for their business so they can focus on growing it.

Our Mission

To level the playing field for underserved African youth by building an ecosystem that supports relevant skills development and increased incomes for work-ready youth.

Our Vision

A world where every young African has the opportunity to become what they imagine.

Core Values

Putting people first

Integrity

Accountability

Willingness to learn

Paradigm change

Our Model

We have upskilled thousands of youth with our proven model:

Screening

We identify self-motivated, underserved youth who are willing to learn and determined to succeed.

1
Demand-driven Training

We train them in industry-relevant skills that employees seek, such as effective communication and problem-solving.

2
Matching

We match work-ready youth with our growing network of employer partners.

3
Career Support

We provide post-training support through monthly workshops and mentorship.

4

We identify self-motivated, underserved youth who are willing to learn and determined to succeed.

Our Impact

50,000+

Partnered with over 30 growth partners who have reached over 50,000 youth improving their employability skills

70%

Over 70% employment rate among alumni.

3,500+

Supported a network of over 3,500 job seekers.

2.6x

x2.6 income transformation one year post training

800+

Partnered with over 800 businesses.

What Our Partners Are Saying

“WAVE has helped KEC in redesigning its curriculum which has improved the employability skills of our participants. Most of these participants have demonstrated these skills in their current workplace.”

Aghogho Akporido

Executive Secretary

“The experience working with WAVE has been very positive...the communication with WAVE team members has always been warm and professional."
Andrew Garza

Co-Founder/COO

“The hiring experience is very thorough. The questionnaire that employers fill is very detailed thereby increasing the chances of finding a good fit for the role being advertised, and the applicants know what role they are applying for and tasks that are expected of them."
Aderemi Faleye

Founder

“Working with WAVE exceeded our expectations. The training is the perfect bridge between our international management team and the local university graduates we hire to represent American clients to customers across the world."
Simone Bartlett

Co-Founder

What Our Partners Are Saying

“WAVE has helped KEC in redesigning its curriculum which has improved the employability skills of our participants. Most of these participants have demonstrated these skills in their current workplace.”

Aghogho Akporido

Executive Secretary

“The hiring experience is very thorough. The questionnaire that employers fill is very detailed thereby increasing the chances of finding a good fit for the role being advertised, and the applicants know what role they are applying for and tasks that are expected of them."

Aderemi Faleye

Founder

“The experience working with WAVE has been very positive...the communication with WAVE team members has always been warm and professional."

Andrew Garza

Co-Founder/COO

“Working with WAVE exceeded our expectations. The training is the perfect bridge between our international management team and the local university graduates we hire to represent American clients to customers across the world."

Simone Bartlett

Co-Founder

Our partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Solutions

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For Employers

We use cutting-edge Emotional Intelligence testing to find top talent.

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For Job Seekers

We have a curated training approach to up-skill youths.

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For Partners

We take learnings from our innovative labs (academies) and integrate them into our engagement with growth partners looking to increase employability outcomes
for their students or youth demographic.

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For Donors

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