WOMEN AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
Uwezo fund was established in the year 2013 with the passage of Uwezo Fund Act. The funds were set aside to support women, youth and persons with disability. In Kibra, since the inception of this fund a total of 142 groups have benefited. This has resulted to significant livelihoods improvement among the supported households. It is also essential to mention that over 1,500 women, youth and persons with disability have been sensitized on youth access to government procurement opportunities, financial literacy, record keeping, business planning, budgeting among others. This has resulted to increased income at household level occasioned by adoption of entrepreneurship culture as a viable employment creation avenue.
We are happy to report that over one thousand households have been supported through annual medical camps, five youth and women groups in Makina Market, Sarang’ombe, Lindi Mosque, Lainisaba and Mashimoni Village have been supported with water tanks.
KIBRA JOBS OFFICE
Kibra jobs office was initiated by Hon. Kenneth Okoth in 2013 with the overall objective of promoting youth employability through training on basic job hunting skills, professional CV development, presentation for job interview, cover letter development and basic communication skills. Through this initiative 200 youth have been trained on job hunting skills and over 100 youth have acquired jobs. The office also help youth secure jobs, internship and volunteership opportunity.
Above are 15 youth from Kibra Constituency supported by Kibra jobs office to get a short contract at KPLC.