Technology
 Kenya
Project #14014

LIFE SKILLS TO 20 ORPHANED YOUTHS FROM ZIWANI SLUM

by Single Mothers Association of Kenya
Vetted

Summary

The project will provide a one year full time training to 20 economically deprived orphans in fabrication of stainless steel kitchen equipment, metalwork, electrification, refrigeration and interior design. They will sit for a government grade-test, attend classes in entrepreneurship and be recommended for revolving funds that will enable them start and run their own individual small-scale businesses hence be able to be self employed, generate income and uplift their living standards.
$15,000.00
total goal
$14,872.00
remaining
7
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

The Ziwani community has a population of about 10,000 people, majority being children and youth aged below 35 years. Most residents are poor and depend on small-scale businesses (street hawking). High illiteracy levels, school dropout, unskilled, unemployment , HIV/AIDs infection rates are alarming hence an increase in the the number of orphans and child-headed homes. Young men are involved in crime, drug abuse and peddling for survival. The project will identify 20 needy boys for training.

Solution

We will equip the identified candidates with relevant self-employment skills of their choice. They will be introduced to relevant financial and government agencies upon completion of the training, they will be recommended for government accreditation. We will emphasize on entrepreneurship training to enable them learn some book-keeping, recording, accounting and marketing so that they can repay their loans. They will create jobs for other young people hence alleviate poverty and reduce crime.

Long-Term Impact

The project will continue beyond the funding period as a locally self-sustainable project that will equip the 20 young men yearly with self-employment skills for more future job creation and poverty eradication.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Description of the Organization
Description of On-going globalgiving Project

Organization Information

Single Mothers Association of Kenya

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​singlemotherskenya.blogspot.com/​
Project Leader:
Angelina Nandwa
Director of SMAK
NAIROBI, KENYA Kenya

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