200 CHURCHES IN KIBRA UNITE TO FORM “UNITED COALITION OF KIBRA CHURCHES”

TURNING GEOGRAPHY INTO COMMUNITY

The office of Hon. Kenneth Okoth in partnership with World Relief and Centre for Transformational Mission organized a three days (7th – 9th March, 2016) training workshop to over 200 churches in Kibra. The objective of the training was to promote church participation in social, economic and political empowerment in Kibra. In the training, the church leaders were trained on exemplary leadership, character and moral development and need to live for the sake of others. Some of the partners present were: I choose Life, Alpha Africa, Liberty Insurance, International Justice Mission, among others.

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150 Kibra youth benefit from driving course

 

Today I officially handed over 150 driving licenses to 150 youth from the five wards in Kibra Constituency. The initiative is aimed at promoting youth employability through vocational skills training. The issue of youth unemployment in urban marginalized areas is a ticking time bomb that if not addressed urgently will explode. It is sad to mention that the youth make up 25 per cent of the global working-age population; yet their share in total unemployment is 40 per cent. Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed as adults. Disadvantaged young people are at higher risk of marginalization and social exclusion than other youth.

Skills development is a primary means of enabling young people to make a smooth transition to work. A comprehensive approach is required to integrate young women and men in the labour market, including relevant and quality skills training, labour market information, career guidance and employment services, recognition of prior learning, incorporating entrepreneurship with training and effective skills forecasting. Improved basic education and core work skills are particularly important to enable youth to engage in lifelong learning as well as transition to the labour market.

Kibera Primary Gets A Face-Lift- ” Elimu Kwanza, Education First” Courtesy of Hon. Kenneth Okoth, MP Kibra

“ Elimu Kwanza, Education First.

Today I was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Johan Borgstam Swedish Ambassador to Kenya and Mr. “Octopizo” to officially hand over the phase 2 rehabilitated projects at Kibera Primary School. The pupils can now boast of a safe, clean and a favorable learning environment. This in return we believe will raise their self esteem and also contribute to improved academic performance in the school.

“Average academic performance is not acceptable in Kibra”- Hon. Kenneth Okoth MP Kibra.


Kibera Primary School Rehabilitated Classrooms.

Kibera Primary School Rehabilitated Classrooms.


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