By implementing this project, Hand in Hand Eastern Africa will train 250 youths from rehabilitation centres in Kiambu County in order to provide them with entrepreneurial skills. In the one year project period, this will result in 175 enterprises and 228 jobs. Hand in Hand Eastern Africa will work closely with the key stakeholders at National and County Government levels as well as with development partners in order to realize the objectives of the proposed project
The effects drugs and alcohol have on our society are disastrous. Millions of lives have been ruined, and many lives ended before their time. A sustained culture of knowledge entrepreneurship requires an infrastructure based on networks and clusters, which governments and development partners can facilitate but these efforts have not been crystallized. The Government of Kenya recognizes the dangers/problems of a society that large number of its population is drug and substance abusers.
Hand in Hand Eastern Africa will train the youths through the integrated enterprise development training model and enable the rehabilitated youths access credit and markets for their enterprises. The enterprise development modules will cover basic skills on savings, enterprise development, financial management, access to finance, market linkages and value addition and on environmental conservation
Socio-economic empowerment of 250 youths rehabilitated from drug and substance use in Kiambu County, Kenya