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SEE ALSO :Public rants ought not to stall economyProvides training Opportunities are plentiful for young people. Modifications to our education system will be realised in coming years as more young people are trained with vocational and technical skills to meet the demands of a 21st-century economy. As State House spokesperson Kanze Dena recently noted, new employment opportunities emerge each and every day. That number is growing. The Kenya Youth Employment & Opportunities Project (KYEOP), a partnership between government and the World Bank, aims to “increase employment and earning opportunities for youth aged between 18-29 years through various skills training and entrepreneurship support.” It targets youth whose highest level of education was high school, or have never been to school, or those who are working in what would be considered vulnerable jobs.
SEE ALSO :Banking boosts Kenya’s economyKYEOP was developed as a response to the need for job creation, and helps people in their twenties launch their own businesses and create new roles for themselves, either as self-employed individuals or as qualified and promising employees of existing companies. The project is comprised of several comprehensive components shaped by the Kenyan economy to work towards improving youth employability. It provides training and work experience (internships) to youth, in both the informal and formal sectors. The need to train workers for the informal sector shows that the programme is realistically working with the situation on the ground, rather than rolling out government sponsored programs that do not fit the needs of the community. Initiatives like these address our country’s specific needs, and are the reason why Kenyan young people are hopeful. They are not interested in changing their citizenship for elsewhere in Africa or even Europe and North America because this is one of the most exciting times to be in our country. The Silicon Savannah is producing more innovative start-ups and technologies than anywhere else in Africa. Our economy is well on track to reaching middle income status in line with the Vision 2030 development goals.
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