We are young, we work for and with Youth for better life.


In Burundi young people under 35 years old represent more than 57% of the population. This is the category of active people, however they suffer from unemployment. Every year the universities, secondary and technical schools graduate over 5000 students of which only 13.1% are likely to be employed. This growth rate of unemployment constitutes a ticking time bomb. The government should encourage all initiatives relating to job creation and youth must realize that they have to stand up and create sustainable and decent jobs for themselves. Though some young people have changed their mind, the challenge remains the inadequate system of education in Burundi for entrepreneurship and less support for training. Hence the need for a reliable and consistent organization to intervene in favour of jobless young people, reason why PARJE was established.