Name Game September 2014

Who is responsible for youth employment in Africa?

From: Robert Sikawa, 9/14/14
To: Nubra Floyd

Hello Pr Nubra,

How are you Pr Nubra? i am well and fine,
My opinion about youth in Africa in future is that is a huge challenge to community, So every community they have to share as much as they can to solve this challenge of population of youths in that manage their population and employ them all in that they can find their basic needs for life.
Lets talk about our six street youths in that you say Gasper Frank he will go to school soon as you are here he is waiting for you in high enthusiasm to do so in to school of English course,
I wish you all the best
I hope to hear from you soon,
Many regards,

Robert Augustino Sikawa,
Arusha Tanzania.

From: Honore Mashingia, 9/04/14
To: Nubra Floyd

Dear Nubra. This is very challenging issue. Labour market in Africa is an issue.  We can talk of youth in some perspectives. There are those who are educated at least having one degree and do not have anything to do. There are those who are just form four leavers, and those who ended up at primary level only both have no job. Finally we have street youth who are the most desparate group. All these people need job or something to do. The government of each country is responsible for its youth, un like Tanzania there are these vocational training centres where by any youth of any level can go and learn something to employ himself. Can be carpenter, mason, driving, simple levels of mechanics and other many. This courses are to be paid for. Some can pay and others cannot. And for those who managed to study they lack in some capital to employ themselves. So the whole thing sometimes sounds like vicious circle of poverty. My wish always remains that its high time for African countries to start introducing the knowledge of selfemployment to schools so that thegraduates and all others should have that spirit of studying for not being employed in the office but having the knowledge for enabling them to interact with life better. Thanks Nubra. Can write more if needed.
Sincerely  Honorina.

From: Nubra Floyd, 4/9/14
To: Robert Sikawa; Rose Kimamboro Cc:Emmanuel Mollel; Honore Mashingia

dear all: please read asap and reply all with comments or questions about how we can move forward to better address issues of arusha area street youth in transition–asante sana!
*nubra

From: info@ashoka.org
To: secondnet@hotmail.com
Subject: Who is responsible for youth employment in Africa?
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:08:22 -0600

Sub-Saharan Africa will have largest youth population in the world by 2050, but despite rising literacy and school enrollment rates, youth unemployment staggers above 60% across the region. Why are there no jobs? How will African youth secure sustainable and meaningful livelihoods?

It is apparent that as the world is changing rapidly, so is employment, the workplace and the skill-sets that are needed to thrive and contribute in the 21st century. African youth can no longer afford to follow the way generations before them made a living. The entire employment system needs to be reframed, and the mindsets of individuals in public, private and civil sectors need to shift so that more opportunities are created for youth to thrive.  The Future Forward Initiative, an Ashoka partnership with the MasterCard Foundation, increases young people’s access to meaningful livelihoods by identifying, supporting and accelerating social innovations that help young people envision a brighter future, practice changemaking skills, and create value in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace.

In this month’s newsletter, we explore the issue of youth employment in Africa. What role can we play, working together? Who are the social entrepreneurs helping to ensure that is an era of great opportunity for African youth?


Hello Pr Nubra, (question)

From: Nubra Floyd, 9/02/14
To: Robert Sikawa Cc: Rose Kimambo

dear robert: do have reference letter from gasper’s landlord but was he one of youth who participated in january 2012 workshop at christ church where we asked them to tell their personal stories?

From: Robert Sikawa, 9/02/14
To: Nubra Floyd

Hello Pr Nubra,
How are you Pr Nubra? i am well and fine,
The info of Gasper Frank you have it all
To fill the application form for New Horizon college for the English course is easier to complete and not hard job is job of one day and the college they will accept it.
To raise money make it in that he waiting for high thirsty in that he real need to go to college to speak English in that he will help you in your work here in Arusha Tanzania,
Have you hear from one of my friends Emanuel Mollel or Honorina or Rose Kimambo? good to know that!!! Thank you very much.
I wish you all the best and
Many regards,

Robert Augustino Sikawa,
Arusha Tanzania.

On Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:02 am, nubra floyd wrote:

okay robert: will look to see what’s there but am particularly need info about gasper frank to start raising funds for his english course starting in september–has he completed new horizon application form?


Re: Hello Pr Nubra, (doing okay)

From: Robert Sikawa, 8/28/14
To: Nubra Floyd

Hello Professor Nubra,
I hope you are well and fine,
i hope you have all details of street youths in your emails from me,
you can see them there,
If not there let me know soon,
All the best,

Robert Augustino Sikawa,
Arusha Tanzania.

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:49 AM, Nubra Floyd wrote:

dear robert: good to know you still plan to meet soon with emmanuel and honorina and when might you be able to devote time to writing street youth profiles?


Re: Hello Pr Nubra

From: Robert Sikawa, 8/24/14
To: Nubra Floyd;Rose Kimambo

Hello Pr Nubra,
How are you Pr Nubra? i am well and fine here in Arusha Tanzania.
we meet with Rose and decide to find out how to meet with Emmanuel Mollel and Honorina at Nelson Mandela University or where is possible,
so will let you know soon,
Many regards,

Robert/Rose,
Arusha Tanzania.


new horizon program (next major question)

From: Robert Sikawa, 7/12/14
To: Nubra Floyd; Rose Kimambo; Honore Mashingia

Hello Pr Nubra,
How are you Professor Nubra?
Yes i will meet with them then i will let you know all about!
All the best,

Robert Augustino Sikawa,
Arusha Tanzania

From: Nubra Floyd, 7/12/14
To: Robert Sikawa

yes robert: rose has agreed to this idea and is already thinking about where to hold her classes so can you maybe talk with rose and honorina about making youth development plan that works for everyone involved?


Re: new horizon program (my major question)

From: Robert Sikawa, 7/10/14
To: Nubra Floyd

Hello Professor Nubra,
How are you? i am well and fine here in Arusha Tanzania.
That is good to do in sequence one after one but i will try to their life history then i can send to you, the street youth they say this project is very good for them but it take to long to be ready, they do not needed to be tired for waiting, we have to do more effort for them to do these project in that not better to start a new project without finishing the first one,.I hope Rose will accept to do raise her English standard enough to teach them,
Greet all there
Hope to hear from you soon
All the best

Robert Augustino Sikawa
Arusha Tanzania.

On Sunday, July 6, 2014 4:45 PM, Nubra Floyd wrote:

well robert: my idea was to have rose become good enough at english to be able to teach others while we are trying to raise money for next youth to enroll at new horizon or maybe elsewhere for english course…

we were also going to do online fundraising using social media but will need to hear more from you and former street youth about how that should go–anyone ready to write his life story in english yet?


Subject: Re: new horizon program (one more question)

From: Robert Sikawa, 7/6/14
To: Nubra Floyd

Hello Professor Nubra,
How are you Pr Nubra? i am good and well here in Arusha Tanzania,
I accept for that one month of October to Gasper Frank to go to New Horizon and Rose Kimambo she will go there with Gasper Frank in October, That is one the second is from Robert Augustino Sikawa i need to know how about others among of six guys who need your help?
Hope to hear from you soon,
All the best,

Robert Augustino Sikawa,
Arusha Tanzania.

On Monday, June 30, 2014 10:33 AM, Nubra Floyd wrote:

dear robert: am thinking now that second saturday network may be able to raise funds for gasper frank to enroll at new horizon for one month and then if he does well it may be easier to get additional funds for him to continue…

original plan was also to have rose kimambo taking english there at same time so she can improve her language skills and maybe help gasper with his studies if need be–does horizon have course starting in october?


Subject: Re: new horizon program costs (question)

From: Robert Sikawa, 6/27/14
To: Nubra Floyd

Hello Professor Nubra,
i hope you are well and happy there in California,
The cost of New Horizon for Gasper frank to study there per month i have sent you before as was Tshs 90,000/= or in USD will $55 usd.
so from there you may help all the best, but remember all six guys they need your help too, As they ask me every day how is mama Nubra and as you know me i reply to them.
hope to hear from you soon,
All the best

Robert Augustino Sikawa,
Arusha Tanzania.

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:41 PM, Nubra Floyd wrote:

dear robert: hope this finds you doing well and that we can get back on track with plans for street youth vocational training by deciding who might be first to study at new horizon and starting when…

my last suggestion was that we first look for funds to support gasper frank for one year of that school’s english language course if other street youth agree to that–can you say now what that cost would be?

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