In the year immediately after high school where young people await their examination results and subsequent eligibility for continuing education, most Kenyan youths are idle therefore there is an increased likelihood for them being lured into high-risk activities & unhealthy relationships. This project will promote their sustainable development by equipping them with skills training & mentorship to increase employment & income-earning potential for long-lasting economic self-sufficiency.
In Kenya, youth ages 15-24 are 20% of the population, above the world's average of 15.8%. Out of an estimated 10 million youth, it is estimated that 2.5 million are unemployed, only 5% enter the formal labor market each year. Unemployment then becomes a critical enabler to the cycle of poverty, social vulnerability & risk especially prone to youth. Upon high school graduation, there is an increased likelihood for them being lured into high-risk activities & unhealthy relationships.
Good Kenyan aims to mentor, empower and equip high school graduates, grouped into cohorts, through a four-month program that cultivates marketable job skills & career development plans as a launching pad into an actionable self-driven future. Our curriculum applies a mix of learning methods including classroom-style training, individualized mentorship and coaching, internship or entry-level job placement and community volunteerism
Increased economic viability of youth and their households Increased preparedness of enrolled youth to make decisions, own and drive their life and career Increase access and uptake of economic and academic opportunities for high school graduates Reduce risk and vulnerability of disadvantaged youth Increase & influence the volunteerism and giving among Kenyan professionals in the youth development sector. Develop & grow a community of Good Kenyan graduate alumni that give back to others.