Youth Employability

Unemployment remains one of the greatest challenges facing Kenya today. It is estimated that 75 percent of Kenya’s population of about 40 million people is under the age of 30 years and 22 percent being between the ages of 15 to 24 years. Young people in Kenya today live in complex and challenging times. They experience myriad of difficulties in initial workforce entry. In Kenya, it is estimated that 750,000 young people enter the workplace annually, in spite of the growing numbers 67% of youth are unemployed and only 22% of women employed. The problem of unemployment is attributed to lack of skill sets required by the current job market, and statistics show that primary and secondary graduates account for 82% of the unemployed because they do not have training other than formal schooling. This means that youth unemployment is not just about limited employment opportunities but also lack of employable skills. 

Employability Programs

Ninaweza

To create opportunities for 1,000 high potential but disadvantaged young women & youth from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds in Kenya to pursue careers in Computer Science and Computer Science driven fields.

Vusha Employability

The program 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 

Ajira Digital Program

Introduce young people to online digital work and provide the tools, training and mentor-ship needed for young people to work and earn an income with dignity achieving the country’s objective of a globally competitive knowledge-based middle-income economy in an increasingly digital world.

Facebook Boost your Business

Provide businesses with the most up-to-date tools, insights, and best practices for achieving success on Facebook and Instagram. This is a chance for entrepreneurs to learn directly from Facebook experts and local organizations.

 

Coding for Employment

The demand for programming and coding skills whether on computers or mobile telephony is becoming an integral part of more and more businesses yet only graduates in computer science possess such knowledge in programming with a persistent gap between the number of computer-related jobs and students who study computer science.

Girls of Vision

Provision of ICT, Life skills, Financial literacy skills,  and Online work & Healthcare planning skills  to 100 marginalized and vulnerable girls in West Pokot region, Kenya

 

 

Applications for this program is currently closed!