Education  Kenya Project #55831

Accelerating Positive Youth Development in Kisumu

by Jabulani Youths for Transformation
Accelerating Positive Youth Development in Kisumu

Project Report | Mar 18, 2023
Rethinking Community and Sustainability

By Johanssen Obanda | Executive Director

KaaKazini, one of the incubated social entreprises
KaaKazini, one of the incubated social entreprises

Dear Partner, 

This year December 5th, we turn 10 years since our founding. You have been part of our journey, supporting our work and helping us to realize our mission of alleviating poverty, improving welfare, promoting good governance, nurturing talents and contributing to environmental conservation. Without you in the picture, this would not have been possible. 

The progress we have made: 

1.  Launching the XChange Bazaar:  A fun and easily accessible event where students in their final year of school exchange skills and knowledge with each other. The goal is to complement the skills of one another while receiving support from one another as a way of moving a step further to start their own enterprises. 

2.  Supporting 5 entrepreneurs of KaaKazini and 7 interns through a whole year of learning in the E4Impact Incubation program. March 31, 2023, marks the end of the incubation program, after which the social enterprise is investment ready, and would qualify for the acceleration program. 

As we think about the direction we want to take in the second decade of our existence, we have community and sustainability as our critical focus. Our project on Accelerating Positive Youth Development helped us to gather a lot of insights on how to better build our community and how to make this project more sustainable. We have been asking ourselves: who needs our intervention? Who is most impacted by our work? How do we achieve a sustainable revenue model? These questions will guide how we weave our community and how we build upon our sustainability in the next ten years. 

We are happy to have you as part of us.  We are better together! 


Obanda + The JAY4T Community 

KaaKazini team Jesse and Charity at E4Impact
KaaKazini team Jesse and Charity at E4Impact
XChange Bazaar Launch
XChange Bazaar Launch


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Organization Information

Jabulani Youths for Transformation

Location: Kisumu - Kenya
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Jabulani_Youths
Project Leader:
Johanssen Obanda
Kisumu , Kisumu Kenya

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