The project will be implemented in six counties (Machakos, Kajiado, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kiambu, Isiolo and Busia.The young people targeted by the “Vusha” project are at their transition point in their education from high school/vocational and/or tertiary education to the world of work. The project builds upon best practices drawn from ACWICT’s youth employability programs in recruitment, training, placement and tracking of poor and disadvantaged young people; integrating reproductive health issues into youth employability training and improving their employment prospects and income generating capacities developed and tested over the past seven years.
1,500 high potential young women aged 18-24 years from disadvantages backgrounds in (Machakos, Kajiado,Mombasa, Kisumu, Kiambu, Isiolo and Busia counties recruited and equipped with technical skills (IT),entrepreneurial and soft skills for employability coupled with on-the-job training experience;
300 (20%) of the young women trained assisted to continue education or training beyond the project offerings
300 (20%) of the young women participating in the program are assisted to start a social venture
900 (60%) of the young women participating in the program are assisted to secure jobs including in Online Work by the end of the one year program cycle;
3,000 more people from family and friends reached and impacted by the program;
Connection to internship and apprenticeship opportunities provided by Microsoft‘s social impact activities in Kenya such as the TukoWorks Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship Portal, 4Afrika programs and the BizSpark Community.
Program Duration: 1 year: March 2014 – February 2015
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ACWICT featured on the The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) 2017 edition guide on “Solutions That Save Lives and Support Development”
The guide offers a list of the most innovative solutions from mobile applications and data management tools to portable water purification treatments, solar powered energy supply and sustainable building materials for emergency shelter. It also includes innovations in emergency management, procurement and sourcing of essential aid supplies, healthcare equipment and medical devices, agriculture and education.read more
Investing technical IT skills in the young women of West Pokot makes good economic sense, as such the girls are now well endowed to become a reliable source of qualified personnel who are able to help address labor market – Ms. Constantine Obuya, ACWICT Executive Director.read more
Due to the training I am now a prowess in web development and giving back to the society. I have developed a website that assist farmers in Kiambu market their agricultural products online.read more