Vusha

“Vusha” is Swahili word that means transition

Vusha is a demand-driven program that is delivered through in-person, in-class training and self-study.

The Goal of Vusha Empowerment Programme is to  improve the employability prospects and income generating capacities of high potential 4,500 high school graduates aged 20-29 years from poor and disadvantaged households in Kiambu, Machakos, Kisumu and Mombasa.

Vusha Empowerment Programme is Supported by
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Working online is just amazing. I vividly remember my first employment opportunity on transcription under online work, my client was paying a minimum of 8 dollars per audio. I had never made so much money in a short period. Kevin Sakwa

Vusha Beneficiary

The skills I have gotten from the Vusha Youth Empowerment Program have earned me tremendous respect in the society. Truly when you are learned you are respected.

Anne Nduge

Vusha Beneficiary

How The Vusha Youth Empowerment Programme Works
Vusha Gruaduates presenting a Mobile App during the 2nd Vusha Graduation Ceremony in Kiambu

Vusha Gruaduates presenting a Mobile App during the 2nd Vusha Graduation Ceremony in Kiambu

Vusha Youth Empowerment Programme Beneficiaries get;

  • Access to online work skills and as means to gaining alternative sources of income.
  • 21st Century market driven skills through upskilling in digital literacy and coding skills
  • Develop in depth experience in important soft skills to cope at work place, day to day activities and reproductive health.
  • Connect to the most innovative on-line learning platform through the TukoWorks entrepreneurship and employability portal.
  • Job placement support.

‘Vusha ushers you to unlimited landscape of digital opportunities’

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

Program Goals
George Dishon, a beneficiary of Vusha Empowerment Programme receiving his Graduation Certificate

George Dishon, a beneficiary of Vusha Empowerment Programme receiving his Graduation Certificate

Vusha is a demand-driven program that is delivered through in-person, in-class training and self-study.

What prospects are available in Vusha YEP?

  • Access to online work skills and as means to gaining alternative sources of income.
  • 21st Century market driven skills through upskilling in digital literacy and coding skills
  • Develop in depth experience in important soft skills to cope at work place, day to day activities and reproductive health.
  • Connect to the most innovative on-line learning platform through the TukoWorks entrepreneurship and employability portal.
  • Job placement support.

‘Vusha ushers you to unlimited landscape of digital opportunities’

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.

Our Achievements So Far
Vusha Graduates Proudly Displaing their Certificates

Vusha Graduates Proudly Displaing their Certificates

3390 Youth Trained & Graduated

1060 Youth placed into meaningful jobs

32 Pursuing Online Work

2 Beneficiaries have started their own Companies as a result of skills acquired

Program has expanded from 4 counties to 9 counties in Kenya

Thanks to the employability program, I have a new career and new life goals

I was also trained on how to be a successful IT professional. The skills earned have remained relevant and they have wooed other employers.

Working from home is the best gift online work has provided me and my children

It has been an amazing journey, currently I am one of the highest rated virtual assistant on Upwork with a rating of 95%. This did not come easy, it took hours of bidding and developing professional relationships with my clients.

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Bliss and glamor in Machakos County, as Vusha YEP graduates another 258 beneficiaries

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Kisumu Vusha Graduation

The 1st We Speak Code-Transform Kisumu Digital Literacy Program, graduation ceremony was held on Thursday 16th June 2016 at Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground.

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.

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.

No jobs for computer illiterate staff in Kiambu – Kabogo

Kabogo ordered the county’s public service board to only take in employees who are computer literate since all systems have been digitalised.

“The county government will outsource human capital with ICT skills since we have digitised most of the services,” he said.

Use your knowledge to champion development, Kabogo tells youth

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has encouraged young people to work with their leaders and champion for change and development.

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