Penny Foley

Chief Community Partnerships Officer

Penny Foley is Chief Community Partnerships Officer at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator. She brings three decades of experience in youth development, employment creation, human rights, and working with civil society organisations to increase their impact. After ensuring that National Youth Service policy was translated into programmes for youth at Umsbomvu Youth Fund, Penny then spent 7 years as a director of Shisaka Development Management working on projects within the public sector with a primary focus on community works programmes. Penny holds a master’s degree in international development studies from Deakin University as well as a Diploma of Education and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.

Other Interesting Articles

Harambee in the News

Equip the youth to turn side hustles into full-time work

24 Jun 2022

Resilience alone in the face of crisis is not what will get us through. It needs to be coupled with intentional investment and support to address the reality of our country’s youth unemployment crisis.


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Harambee in the News

Conext 2022 in conversation with sector leader, Kasthuri Soni

Conext, the official publication of the Digital Council Africa, interviews Harambee’s Chief Executive Officer, Kasthuri Soni for the June 2022 edition of “In conversation with sector leadership”. Soni shares her advice and learnings on what energises her at work and how to empower others.


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Harambee in the News

Resilience and the clues it gives us for sustained, inclusive economic recovery

The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey results suggest that the number of employed young people has increased for two consecutive quarters. While these numbers are the highest they have been in the past two years, this slight bounce-back is cause for very cautious optimism. Employment remains considerably lower than pre-lockdown.


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