The USAID-funded PAJE-Nièta (Projet d’Appui aux Jeunes Entrepreneurs/ Support to Youth Entrepreneurs Project) aims to accompany 10,000 out-of-school youth toward entrepreneurship with improved basic education and work readiness instruction, relevant technical training, social and leadership development, and support to the development of youth-appropriate livelihood activities.
PAJE-Nièta supports Malian youth in their aspiration to become more educated, economically productive, and civically engaged, empowering them to create better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.
PAJE-Nièta helps youth acquire:
- Basic academic skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to enter the job market.
- Technical skills needed to earn a living within rural and peri-urban settings.
- Entrepreneurship and work readiness skills needed for self-employment and job networking.
Director: Nancy Devine
Funder: U.S. Agency for International Development
Partners: Association Jeunesse Action Mali; Catholic Relief Services; Swisscontact