The youth are a vibrant, free spirited and innovative human resource any country can tap into for economic prosperity. This is why proper guidance is required at their early stages of growth to assist them recognize and take advantage of opportunities presented to them to improve their personal lives and contribute to the development of their communities. And therefore the G – FEST, East Africa’s biggest youth Inspirational festival, at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani was the ideal intervention to build visionary and enthusiastic youth leaders in the society. Youth comprising of university students and graduates and high students, from every corner of Kenya showed their support by turning up in good numbers.
Driven by our Youth Employability Programs, we were very excited to be a part of the event. We took up the opportunity to train the creative and fresh minds in high school on an Hour of code, and at the same time create awareness and sign up high school and university graduates on the TukoWorks portal.
The youth were very excited to learn about these opportunities and immediately invested their time to give us an ear. The numbers and positive responses were overwhelming especially on the opportunities presented by TukoWorks. “The portal is a useful educational resource for career advancement, I will surely spread the message to other youth in my county,” said David Otieno a youth leader from Siaya Couty.
The event was blissful with mind blowing entertainment from renowned gospel artists like Size8, Daddy Owen, gospel deejays like DJMO, and comedian Eric Omondi’s rib cracking jests did not disappoint. Tuskys Supermarket encouraged the youths to apply for their internship programs. The height of the event was during Pepe Minambo’s motivational speech. The ‘Be Inspired before you Expire’ author’s message for the day was ‘Only two things can change your life; the people you meet and the books you read.’