Ngazi Youth Empowerment Project launched in Busia County

Speaking at the launch, Ms. Constantine Obuya, the Executive Director, ACWICT said the target beneficiaries of the project are standard 8 drop-outs, who enter into the job market without any requisite skills and hence are locked out of the employment circle increasing the burden of youth unemployment in the country.

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Kisumu County: 81 graduate in IT Essentials, Online Work, Coding & Life Skills.

“We have a long list of employers who want to absorb them into their organizations, and this shows our beneficiaries possess both the soft and technical skills required by the labor market.” Ms. Anne Karimi, The Programs Manager ACWICT.

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Muranga County: Vusha Youth Empowerment Programme graduates 24 youth

“It has pulled our youth out of the streets and given them a second chance to gaining employable skills,” said area chief, Mr. Simon Karanja.

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We work with partners to address the challenges faced by high potential but disadvantaged women and youth on transition point from primary school, high school, vocational or tertiary education to improve their education, employment, health and leadership opportunities.

Constantine Obuya

Executive Director, ACWICT

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Youth Empowerment

youthIconIt is estimated that 750,000 young people enter the workplace annually yet only 15% get absorbed into formal employment leaving the rest of the youth cohorts (85%) to take up informal work and/or face the brunt of poverty. Read More

Education

Education-IconMillennium Development Goals 2 and 3 reflect the commitment that female education has a strong relationship with many other development indicators, and that education is an indispensable tool for women empowerment and the reduction of poverty. Girls’ education and the promotion of gender equality in education thus become vital tools for accelerating rural development. Read More

Governance

governance-icon Women’s performance in electoral processes and representation in other positions of leadership falls below par despite the realization of a new constitution (Constitution of Kenya 2010) that guarantees people’s rights and privileges including Affirmative Action. Increasing citizens’ participation in democratic processes is a key to sustainable development. This means ensuring equal participation between men and women in leadership and decision making processes. Read More

Health

health_icon2This implies that over half of Kenya’s population of 40 million people is aged below 24 years, with a larger proportion being adolescents’ ages 10-19 years. This is attributed to among others the high fertility and declining mortality rates experienced in the country over the past many years. Read More

Agriculture

Farming is the most important economic sector in Kenya, although less than 8 percent of the land is used for crop and feed production, and less than 20 percent is suitable for cultivation. Read More