Reaching 56% of young Kenyans and 24% of young Tanzanians, Shujaaz Inc. is East Africa’s biggest youth brand with over 7 million fans and readers. As a network of social ventures, the organization seeks to inspire, engage and mobilize youth providing them with skills, information and insights for success. At a time of great uncertainty with unprecedented effects of COVID-19 on youth livelihoods, our investment in Shujaaz serves to ensure that youth voices and experiences are heard, elevated and empowered. It is an incredible opportunity to partner with a deeply respected organization to deeply listen and learn on the state and demands of youth as it pertains to their livelihoods, education and employment. And, we hope to elevate these insights to promote solutions to build agency for East African youth.
Shujaaz is a call out to young people to step it up. Don’t wait, it’s not coming, you’ve got to make your own future.