Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya

by Rafiki Ya Maisha
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya
Build Skills with the "lost" Youth in Kenya

Project Report | Nov 14, 2023
2 Star Students: portrait

By Claire Mathijsen | Project Leader

Enoch, the young contractor
Enoch, the young contractor

 Dear Rafikis,

We are proud to introduce Enoch and Cornelius to you today. Both are star students, one from each of our schools, whose accomplishments have dazzled a few. Essentially, both trainees took the opportunity of technical training seriously, led the charge and demonstrated how life changing acquired skills can be... For them and for others! 

 Enoch M. is a 23 year old alumni from KTTI, Koshin Technical Training Institute. With his high school degree in hand, he decided to study Engeneering and Building Technology. Before completing his 2nd year Diploma, during his  internship, he decided to start his own company while still doing his "attachement" or internship with an established building company. He focuses on the construction of modern houses. A hard worker, he rapidely grew his construction business and currently employs 35 people. Keep in mind that 25% of his employees are women, thus confirming the trend that is seing more and more young women sign up for electrical or building courses. He also takes on 10 trainees from his Alma Mater for their attachment period.

Enoch is an inspiring young man given his humble origins. Today is able to support his parents and pay for the education of his 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Cornelius K. is a 20 year old Plumbing Technology student from Sergoek vtc. He comes from a very remote village and was raised by a father who was a milk delivery man. He graduated in July and opened his plumbing company last year. He employs 6 workers and has already successfully completed 12 projects, the largest being a $20.000 project.He too, is an inspiration for his peers who may still be under the false illusion that technical training is a lesser educational option. He has used rain harvesting and water collection on his new projcts. Greening and climate change are at the forfront of the conversaton in kenya these days and he wants to be a part of it.

Innovation Day brought together alumni and enrolled students.The testimonies and success stories were uplifting for all.

Thank you for your continued support for the rural youth of this region of Kenya. They have done well and wouldn't have gotten here without your generosity.

Claire Mathijsen 

Cornelius, the young plumber
Cornelius, the young plumber
Cornelius' team installing gutters
Cornelius' team installing gutters
Enoch posing in front of a finished house
Enoch posing in front of a finished house
Alumni and trainees enjoying Innovation day
Alumni and trainees enjoying Innovation day
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Jul 24, 2023
More buildings, more (great) developments

By Dinah Mwinzi | President Rafiki Ya Maisha Kenya

Mar 30, 2023
Developing to increase enrolment

By Gabriel Teimuge Chebi | Secretary of RYM Kenya

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Location: Paris - France
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Paris , France

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