The Reaching the Unreached: Youth Employability program aims at providing employment opportunities to 720 of young women ages 18-35, in the informal settlements of Eldoret town in Kenya. Participants acquire IT, entrepreneurial and life skills, as well as access to job placement or financing for self-employment. The program is funded by the Microsoft Unlimited Potential group.
The 3 year support from Microsoft beginning 2009 will facilitate scaling-up of the program to reach more young women in the informal settlements of Eldoret, Kisumu and Mombasa, cities/towns in Kenya. As is the case in Nairobi, the program will target young women aged 18-35 years, graduates from universities and middle level colleges, and high school leavers.
Key Project results:
- 720 young women from the informal settlements of Eldoret Town in 2009
- 3,320 trained over the three years
- 50% of those trained placed in jobs, internships and community service
- Three Community Technology Learning Centres established
- Impact 33,200 people