The charity wants to address the problem of unemployment, which is threatening 10 years of peace in Sierra Leone.
The United Nations reports 70 percent of the country’s youth is unemployed or underemployed, and VSO warns they could be a source of “devastating social tension, conflict and instability” if left jobless.
Sierra Leone, however, is not alone in the unemployment crisis. Figures from the International Labor Migration puts the number of unemployed people worldwide at 75 million. Many in developing countries are “working poor,” earning less than $2 a day.
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