In an exciting and unprecedented partnership with USAID, Amref has created the Kefeta (“to elevate” in Amharic) program. Through Kefeta, we will be working hand-in-hand over the next five years with two million of Ethiopia’s youth to amplify their voices and their role in community development in order to address the growing unemployment gap across the country that youth face.
The Kefeta program will provide life-changing opportunities by connecting youth to services that meet their unique needs. Working in partnership, youths will be the co-creators, implementers, decision-makers, and leaders of the program, not just program recipients. By building the capacity of young people and youth-serving organizations, we can expand opportunities for millions across the country – transforming their futures and the future of Ethiopia.