Dorien Beurskens

Ashoka Fellow
Mozambique
Fellow Since 2012
This description of Dorien Beurskens's work was prepared when Dorien Beurskens was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
Introduction
Dorien Beurskens has developed an affordable way to provide vocational education and training to young people in Southern Africa. She has established training centers that are both learning spaces for students and business hubs for entrepreneurs in the community. Dorien has developed a creative model in which the centers’ spaces, equipment and the Young Africa brand are rented to local entrepreneurs who, in turn, train students in their respective fields.
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