The project will change training resources in Kenya so that young people are fully prepared to earn their own livelihoods ‚Äì and to build Kenya‚Äôs future.
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Registered Charity in England and Wales (290836)
Lack of productive employment opportunities has driven many young people into a general state of poverty, hopelessness and despair ‚Äì and some into crime and drugs. Yet the training curriculum offered in the vocational training institutions are outdated and are not relevant to poor young people seeking to earn their living from local markets ‚Äì 500,000 young people are entering this situation every year. It is absolutely crucial to reorient the training courses in these institutions to match real opportunities for poor people. Five key results will be:: ‚Ä¢ Courses at Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) will be improved in range, quality, and market orientation, directly resulting in 1980 young trainees (men and women) having relevant skills for employment and establishing and growing new enterprises. Many thousands of young people will also feel the benefit in the future. This will involve adapting and introducing new courses with more relevance to current local market conditions, the skills needed by local employers and the opportunities for self-employment. Skills will include technical, business and marketing. Of the 1980 young men and women trained (who are disadvantaged youth aged 16-25 years from ASAL areas, which are amongst the poorest districts in the country, and currently unemployed), 100% will acquire employable skills and 70% will secure employment or self employment. ‚Ä¢ 6 VTCs will be better managed, with good governance, management systems and increased resources ‚Äì exchanging lessons and ideas with a further 14 VTCs. The management will receive training and support including on: strategic planning, industry liaison, financial and human resource management; instructors will receive upgraded training. Participating VTCs will be equipped with relevant tools, books, learning material and equipment. ‚Ä¢ Linkages will be established with local industry, businesses and service providers for increased attachments and (self) employment opportunities for graduates. Work experience placement with relevant local employers will become an integral part of the training, as will guidance into gainful employment by graduates. Additional short-term skills upgrading courses for those already in employment will be introduced - 1080 male and female entrepreneurs will obtain improved skills for their business growth. 100% will acquire additional employable skills and 90% will increase their incomes by an average of 25% as a result of utilising these skills. ‚Ä¢ Best practices shared and used to influence policies and programmes for vocational training. Workshops and forums will be held to disseminate information, best practice and lessons learned. ‚Ä¢ Cross-cutting issues such as HIV/AIDS, gender mainstreaming and environment conservation will be reflected in the policies and programmes of VTCs The total budget over 3 years is ¬£558,875 for training costs, equipment and supplies, technical advice and staffing, market studies, best practise manuals, forums, workshops and office running costs of the local partner. ¬£514,165 has already been secured from the European Union in Kenya, but ¬£44,710 is required as matching funds ‚Äì so every ¬£1 donation will release a further ¬£10!
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