AFAS Foundation joins hands with Edukans and KCCB in Kenya. In an ambitious 3 year programme we will work together on improving the chances of 9.000 young people by providing them with relevant training.
Unemployment in Kenya is a major problem. 22% of young people between the ages of 20 and 24 are unemployed. One of the reasons for this unemployment is the huge gap between the skills young people learn and the skills needed for professions in demand.
The quality of vocational education in Kenya could be much better. Courses need to be more market relevant and teachers need capacity building in teaching with impact. There is also hardly any attention for 21st-century skills. Edukans and KCCB with the support of AFAS Foundation is supporting the Kenyan government in addressing these challenges.
With the presence of about 200 partners, representatives of the Kenyan Ministry of Education and other stakeholders, we drew attention to this project in October via a launch. During the launch, attendees could see for themselves what skills young people are gaining in our programs. Young people showed their craft in the clothing, metal and electricity industry.
9,000 Kenyan young people receive relevant training thanks to AFAS Foundation
In three years we will ensure that 9,000 young people in Kenya receive relevant training. We will work together with 30 TVETS to make their courses more relevant to the labour market. Teachers at the TVETS will be offered training to enhance their skills.
Our ultimate goal? 75% of young people in the program find work or start their own business after the training.
With this project we align with Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education and 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.