Innovative Volunteers (IV) was set up by enthusiastic Gambian Youths in the diaspora selflessly devoting their time and talents to inspire, engage, educate and help disadvantaged young people realise their potentials.
Working with some of the most vulnerable young people in the country and the continent at large to create opportunities, establish new projects, commissions and training schemes: a one-stop-shop for creative opportunities.
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Despite some improvements in access to basic education and economic growth, The Gambia still faces considerable challenges in respect to reducing poverty. With a narrow economic base and a reduced internal market, it will continue to rely heavily on the productivity of its citizens to reverse the cycle that keeps families in poverty generation after generation.
Poverty reduction is a complex equation that involves improvements in job creation, especially for high-skilled and productive employment, as well as improvements in human capital levels to ensure that young people are able to create and take advantage of employment opportunities. Currently, however, low human capital levels greatly limit the productivity and employment outcomes of the population.
We envisage to: