The All4YOUth sub-Saharan Africa Regional Alliance aims to provide unemployed youth with an opportunity to unlock their potential by launching a registration system for unemployed youth to register their profiles.

The Alliance for YOUth (All4YOUth) is an alliance of like-minded companies working together to help young people around the globe get the necessary skills to thrive in the world of work.

Desiree Zikalala, head of learning and organisational design at Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR), says that it is important to bridge the gap between a required skill and a job output.

"We need practical programmes that are aimed at giving tangible skills when it comes to job creation for young people," says Zikalala. "As an alliance, we really want to make a more meaningful impact through our collaborative efforts; hence our launch of the registration system. We, therefore, encourage young people to register as well as follow the different All4youthSSA social media pages to stay updated with what is next."

To date, six companies have joined the Alliance in sub-Saharan Africa, including:
  • Nestle
  • ABB
  • Adcorp group
  • Nielsen Africa
  • Publicis, and
  • Microsoft.
By using the USSD *120*5676# to register their profiles, unemployed youth in sub-Saharan Africa can receive career guidance and increase their chances of being prospective employees.

The alliance has indicated that, once registered, the registries will be added onto a database that will be used to invite them to webinars, career expos, work readiness programmes, mentoring programmes and other training programmes.

How to Register:
  1. Dial *120*5676# and follow the prompts. SMS costs 1c per second.
  2. For more information, visit the All4YOUth Alliance website and follow the alliance on all social media pages to keep updated with the programme:
For more information, visit You can also follow the All4YOUth SSA Alliance on Facebook, Twitter or on Instagram