Raising Futures Kenya

Training & business skills for students in Kenya

COVID19 means 1.5million young people in Kenya are unemployed and living in poverty. We will provide free vocational training & business skills courses to enable students to secure employment or start a small business. All young people deserve a chance to build a happy future, free from poverty.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1181670)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£13,200

Amount raised

£15,384

Donations

31

Championed by Waterloo Foundation (International)

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Kenya

Situation

Youth unemployment has doubled since COVID19. We’ve seen firsthand the devastating impact of the pandemic, families live hand-to-mouth and are reliant on casual labour jobs which have now been lost. Unemployment & poverty put young people at high risk of exploitation and violence, especially girls, causing significant trauma and poor mental health. With few jobs available, self-employment can provide an opportunity for earning income, but most young people do not have the skills or confidence.

Solution

Through our Seed of Hope programme, we provide free vocational training, business skills courses and wellbeing counselling for young people aged 14-25, and support them to find employment or set up a small business to generate income. We urgently need your help to support 900 vulnerable young people next year, enabling them to gain the skills and confidence needed to build a financially secure future, free from poverty.

  • “My life wouldn’t have been good without Seed of Hope. I’ve found everything that I’ve never had before. I don’t know where I would have been right now without it, I would have been demoralised, I probably would have died because of my low self-esteem and depression.”

    — Linet - Seed of Hope Graduate

  • I am a young mother, but that did not stop me from going back to school so that I can give myself and my family a better life. It is never too late to start over, I thought that I had reached the end but I found my way to a better life and that’s Seed of Hope.

    — Betty - Fashion Design student

  • I would like to start my own fashion business that will be recognized regionally but also internationally. I also want to support other young girls like me who have lost hope and face challenges in their lives.

    — Esther - Fashion Design Graduate

  • Seed of Hope has given me the skills and the confidence to enter the world of work and be self-reliant.

    — Dennis - Carpentry and Joinery student