Synapse Center works to actively tackle Senegal’s high unemployment rate by organizing intensive training for the next generation of entrepreneurs and social ventures.
With your support, Synapse will develop the Senegal Promise program, which will provide an intensive 10-month social entrepreneurship training and incubation support for 60 young people equipping participants with the knowledge, skills and perspectives they need to create viable social enterprises.Back to top
Synapse expects to produce 60 young entrepreneurs with enhanced leadership, entrepreneurial, and life skills. In addition, all of the participants will create plans for their own social enterprises and Synapse will help incubate 12 of the most promising businesses.Back to top
Twenty-five percent of Senegalese youth are unemployed. Over 5 million young people are expected to enter the labor market in the next 20 years, making entrepreneurship and job creation critical. Unfortunately, currently, only 2% of young people pursue entrepreneurship.Back to top
Synapse’s Senegal Promise Program offers the training, coaching, and practical hands-on entrepreneurial experiences young people need to develop and manage successful social ventures. The program is a learning-by-doing odyssey that invites young potential entrepreneurs to identify their hearts’ visions and engages them in developing the skills, relationships and practices they need to transform those visions into successful sustainable ventures.Back to top
Synapse’s approach offers a sustainable way to tackle unemployment by helping young people become job producers, not just seekers. Its comprehensive and intensive training and incubation builds a culture of learning, collaboration, and networking, and ensures the likelihood of success for the young entrepreneurs. Synapse doesn’t just offer a one-off services, it helps young people build the confidence, skills, and leadership needed to take ownership of the country’s future.Back to top
Established by a young Senegalese university student in 2002, Synapse center works to build a sustainable world where social impact and profit are actively and simultaneously nurtured. It achieves its mission by helping young people become leaders and entrepreneurs who contribute to the development of their communities. Through all its work, Synapse promotes creative leadership and innovative entrepreneurship as well as personal, organizational, and community development.Back to top