Education
 Kenya
Project #6915

Empower 500 rural Kenyan youth through technology

by Voices of Africa for Sustainable Development

Summary

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.
$620
total raised
16
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

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.

Solution

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

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.voicesofafrica.org
Voices of Africa for Sustainble Development Site
Project Web Albums
VOA4SD YouTube Channel
Rural Internet Kiosk Project Website

Organization Information

Voices of Africa for Sustainable Development

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.voicesofafrica.org
Voices of Africa for Sustainable Development
Project Leader:
Crystal Kigoni
Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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