VOA4SD is training 500 poor rural youth at our Youth Empowerment Center in Webuye, Kenya. Each youth gains the skills required to start small social businesses for sustainable community development.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There are more than 6 million unemployed youth in Kenya. This is more than 20% of the population. The young and able bodied are not able to productively contribute to the economy and to development due to the lack of education and opportunities. It is our mission and vision to bring both. Graduates will have both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to make significant impact in their community through small businesses they own themselves such as Rural Internet Kiosks.
How will this project solve this problem?
Through basic computer education, youth are opened to a world of educational opportunities. Our curriculum is composed of research, ICT4D, Social Business, and Social Media. Our center is designed to make youth into new business owners
Potential Long Term Impact
Our goal is to educate 500 youth in one year in both empowerment courses. These youth will be working on development and business projects directly in their communities. Long term sustainable development will be the impact.
Total Funding Received to Date: $620
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $620 . The original project funding goal was $20,000.