Aha Design – Empowering Youth Jobseekers


Original Titel: Aha Design – Empowering Youth Jobseekers
Website: http://www.ahadesign.co.uk
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Money Matters
Producer(s): Iman Fadaei, Marten Wetterberg


Aha Design fights youth unemployment by connecting talented unemployed youngsters with businesses through a freelance platform. While youth unemployment remains at 20% in the UK and current solutions prove ineffective, Aha Design offers income to youth, rather than training or work experience. Partnering with charities, the project targets unemployed youth from all backgrounds: its unique business model focuses on the real needs of business clients and leverages existing skills of youth within that framework.

A pilot project engaged orphans, homeless and recent immigrants, all of whom were successfully supported. Aha Design acted as a digital agency working with clients in a way they understand and managing all freelancers internally, to provide training, web design and development services.

EYA is conducted by

with the support of our partners

under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland, and the patronage of The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities