About the skills training project for youth from slums in Kitale, Kenya
The aid project "Ujuzi Kwa Vijana" is aimed at young people living on the streets or in the slums in the city of Kitale, Kenya. It supports young women and men in entering the world of work and helps them on their way to an independent and self-determined life. With the help of the local aid organization Child Rescue Kenya (CRK), the young people are taken off the streets and given a perspective. They are organised in self-help groups in which they support each other. During a 12-month intensive training phase, the youth acquire skills and abilities in trades such as dressmaking, mechanics or hairdressing. They also receive active support in finding a job or setting up their own business. One goal of the program is also for the young people to pass on their newly acquired skills to other members of their support group.
Skills training for marginalised youth: how you can help
Responsible Partner-NGO in Kenya
A beneficiary tells
«I am the first-born in my family and have two siblings. We are orphans and I am a single mother of one child. I have completed my secondary education. My vision is to be a professional hairdresser. I am really encouraged because I now have hope that I can finally be independent and support my siblings and my child.»