Who we are? is a social enterprise of Info Mind Solutions PLC. ( Established in 2017, we are dedicated to supporting the over 200,000 fresh graduates entering the labor force in starting their career on the right path. Every year fresh graduates enter a job market that has negative pre-conceptions on their abilities, this is where Dereja steps in. A major part of is to address the evident lack of guidance and career resources available for university students and junior level professionals through our three interventions:

  • 1 (digital portal): an online strategy built to link students to employment information
  • 2
    Dereja Academy- A 3-month accelerator program built for graduating year students, the pr
  • 3
    Career Expo and Career Expo Clinic: Built to link students with potential employers

Through our partnership with Mastercard Foundation we here at are proud to be part of the solution to the employment of young people within Ethiopia and improve the overall socioeconomic status of the nation.

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Mission and values

As a thought leader, we aim to provide solutions to youth unemployment by implementing innovative and effective methods to improve the socio-economic well-being across the nation. We strive to create an educated and trained workforce who can successfully market themselves to the labour force, through a creative approach to the different problems they may face and apt for the existing job market. By enabling technology for better linkages and providing structural career guidance by building long lasting partnership with government institutions, developmental agencies, and employers to influence policies, systems and introduce implementable solutions for youth employment. Through our various programs we aim to create future leaders enhancing the demand of employers to recruit fresh graduates by developing programs such as Dereja Academy, internship and management trainee programs, fresh graduate placement and HR forums.

Our services
A major part of is to address the evident lack of guidance and career resources available for university students and junior level professionals. Our services are centered on maximizing the Ethiopian youth's potential and employability skills as well as making the job market more accessible to young people making their first steps in the job market. We partner with Educational Institutions, employers and students to develop and implement employability solutions aimed at making graduating students’ job market-ready. Each of our services is designed to meet one goal. Making fresh graduates employable. We aim to give students a fighting chance in the sink or swim situation they face in the job market.

Our impact

Career Centers
Regional Job Fairs
50 000
Trained students
DAAP graduates
Nation’s Virtual Career Expo