This Project will increase access to Basic Computer skills, Basics of Entrepreneurship, and Life skills and connect to one-on-one mentorship for three hundred underserved youth in Kenya's biggest informal settlement and the rural village of Kamagut in 4 cohorts of three months each. It will enhance the social enterprise approach of using recycled paper and waste fabrics to make packaging products subsequently contributing to the livelihoods of these youth and eventually program sustainability.
Completion of tertiary education in Kenya is considered the financial gateway through employment but for most youth, this has proved a mirage. Job searching has turned frustrating, with little or no support at all, & despair. As of midyear 2020, Kenya's population was 53.5M. 39% are under the age of 15. A successful school-to-work transition is a process where youth acquire requisite skills & attitudes that enable them navigate a pathway to employment & subsequently sustain & grow their career
1. By equipping youth with life skills that promote proactively, self-motivated, responsible, and informed decision-makers through mentorship 2. By expanding access to marketable job skills by building knowledge and skills in a selected technical field 3. By providing youth with workplace technical skills and exposure. 4. By Improving access to safe, sustainable income/ livelihood options through decent work and employment
1. Self-empowerment Youth who make a conscious decision to take charge of their lives and make positive decisions. They take action in their community and are confident leaders and actors for change. 2. Financial Empowerment Youth who are in control of their own financial situations by creating opportunities to improve their financial outcomes through working in the formal employment sector, having a positive saving culture, and being able to personally budget.
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