Support 5000 young graduates to be self-employed

 
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Rural -urban Migration

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Rural -Urban Migration Many youth were living the Rural places in search of greener pastures in form of employment at the urban setting. The youth left their arable land at the rurals to their old folks who don’t have the energy or financial power to till their land. The issue needed adequate attention since the community was loosing important manpower, that would be used at the rural places to cultivate land and get employment good if not better than compared to then going to the cities. Read more.
Related to project keywords: migration, setting, urban, search, youth

Business Ideas

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi/starehe, Kenya
Map of BUSINESS IDEAS Youth initiatives Kenya is an organisation set to help the youths and youth groups identify business opportunities and take the necessary resources eg time financial to start up a business and look beyond making profits but sustaining it.the youth groups have under Yike gotten a chance where they can express their feelings through Yikes youth desk .through this desk they have been trained on entrepreneurial skills ,record keeping,Business ideas and how to make a good business plan. the current activity held by the youths desk is that of giving loans to the groups that get loans to start up businesses or expand their business they are encouraged to save with them because their progress is monitored well and can even get bigger loans with them when they want.The interest rates are as low as 1.5% of the loan most groups have been able to benefit from this desk. Read more.
Related to project keywords: business ideas, start business, youth, skills, making

Unemployment

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of UNEMPLOYMENT Unemployment has become a major concern in the community, mostly it's the youth who lack employment hence they engage themselves in unwanted behaviours like crime and drug abuse. They get involved in crime so that they find some means of survival within the demanding economy. The government of Kenya has tried in several ways to curb the situation but it has not been fully addressed. Through the Kazi Kwa Vijana initiative, the government has tried to create jobs involving general cleaning and even the attachment in the Jua kali sector. The fact that this is not a permanent employment poses the danger of crime when the youth finally loose their jobs. There is need to end or tackle the issue of unemployment because this will definately reduce the high rate of crime in the major cities in Kenya. Read more.
Related to project keywords: unwanted, economy, youth, employment, drug abuse

Creating An Enabling B/ness Environment For Private Sector Growth

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kampala, Uganda
Map of CREATING AN ENABLING B/NESS ENVIRONMENT FOR PRIVATE SECTOR GROWTH The ministry of trade,Industry and cooperatives(MTIC)received funds from European Union (EU) through the economic patnership Agreement related trade and private development fund aiming at enhancing the capacity of the ministry to fullfill its mandate with respect to trade development enabling the country to develop sufficient capacity to exploit the trade opportunities available under EPA. Read more.
Related to project keywords: private sector, industry, development, environment, economic

An Industry On The Move To Eradicate Poverty.

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega North, Kenya
Map of AN INDUSTRY ON THE MOVE TO ERADICATE POVERTY. West Kenya Sugar Company which is found in Kakamega North District is a chief contributor to the development of the community. Started over ten years ago, the factory had boosted the economy of the region increasing the income of the people. It has provided among many things employment, a market for sugarcane, the sugar commodity itself and has even gone out of its way in its social responsibility attempt to improve the infrastructure especially the road network. This therefore means WKSC has effectively enhanced the development of the community and alleviated the poverty levels greatly. Read more.
Related to project keywords: contributor, economy, industry, employment, especially

Accessories Lead To Income Generation

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Cheptulu, Kenya
Map of ACCESSORIES LEAD TO INCOME GENERATION Unemployment is a key contributor to Kenya's poor economic status.Most of the youth do not have jobs yet they are well qualified.This has led to idleness among many youth and thus they become liabilities to their ageing parents.Since they lack what to do ,most of them in my community in Hamisi County end up indulging in activities such as drug trafficking and abuse ,theft and other social ills.Partly,this is to blame for the increased rate of insecurity in my local community Cheptulu,Hamisi district,Vihiga county. In an effort to reduce this Mrs.Suwako Nagata introduced the making of accessories by girls in Koibarak community.She provides the materials and teaches them how to make the accessories like earings ,necklaces,eco-bags which they sell to tourists and local community members.The money earned from the sale is divided equally by the material provider.the maker and the seller.This has been self-empowerment in some of the youth around which is better compared to them being idle. Read more.
Related to project keywords: contributor, youth, parents, making, jobs

Empowering The Youth Via Poverty Eradication

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Masaka, Uganda
Map of EMPOWERING THE YOUTH VIA POVERTY ERADICATION Youth population contributes about 30% in Masak district of whom most live in rural areas and these in towns/slums have engaged in unproductive or anti-social activities like prostitution, thugery and drug abuse. Worse still, due to the said rural-urban migration potential labour force is withdrawn from rural areas resulting into reduction in agriculture production. In Kibunera, Madam Mubande has done a great role in empowering youth farming groups by donating them with materials like quality seeds knap sack sprayers and when improved pig breeds. Hence keeping them in rural areas. Read more.
Related to project keywords: migration, reduction, youth, drug abuse, improved

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Organization

Totally Youth

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Project Leader

Eva Lokko

Accra, NA Ghana

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