This project will support and champion the empowerment of underserved youth in the poor neighborhoods of Nairobi and Kamagut a rural village in Kenya, by building their capacities and competencies that will be achieved by conducting training in basic ICT, Craft Skills, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and Mentorship. The Good Kenyan model applies a mix of learning methods including classroom-style training, individualized mentorship & coaching applied over a 3 month period.
More than a third, 38.9% accounting for about 13,777,600 of Kenya's youth eligible for work have no jobs in a business environment where the government is struggling to tackle the country's acute unemployment problem. According to the world bank, Kenya has the highest rate of youth joblessness in East Africa in with 17% percent of all young people, aged 18 -34 years, eligible for work lacking jobs.
Good Kenyan seeks to mobilize action and foster skills through training, structured mentorship, and the meaningful participation of young people through the program. The program works to address the drivers that are contributing to poor school-to-college/work transition for vulnerable youth from underserved communities while easing their transition into college or decent jobs. The program also amplifies and networks the youth with suitable scholarships, employers, or freelance gigs.
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 and influence the volunteerism and giving among Kenyan professionals towards the youth development sector Develop and grow a community of Good Kenyan alumni that give back