Meeting the basic individual and community need for economic opportunity requires access to capital and capacity building in the areas of business development, information technology, financial literacy and capability, and mentorship.
In addition to the difficulties associated with obtaining secondary education, which is not publicly funded in Kenya, tackling extreme levels of unemployment also means confronting the lack of specific job skills and entrepreneurial/financial awareness of youth. Interventions need to connect the growing numbers of low and moderately trained workers in places like Kibera to meet the needs of Kenya's growth industries, the fastest growing of these being in the technology sector.
Meeting the need for economic opportunity requires capacity building in the areas of business development, information technology, and financial literary. Our Economic and Entrepreneurial program engages youth in gainful employment with leading growth industries in Kenya to build assets for transitioning to higher education, entrepreneurship, and permanent employment. Youth receive support and services to improve their social, psychological, health, academic, and economic well-being.
Allow for full implementation of the Work Readiness Program including funding research to measure and report intended outcomes. Expand enrollment in financial literacy training courses and systematically integrate training to ensure coverage across youth engaged with IT training and work readiness programs, with the goal of training 300 youth per year. Create and develop a network for talent and vocational skills development through partnership with local businesses and employers.