Kenya Youth Empowerment Project (KYEP) is a program which was initiated in June 2010 with credit from the World Bank to support the Government of Kenya’s efforts to improve Youth Employability.
Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has been mandated by the Government of Kenya to implement the Kenya Youth Empowerment Project (KYEP), Training and Internship component which aims at providing the selected youth with relevant work experience and skills through training and work placements in the formal and informal sectors.
The KYEP responds to demand and supply issues facing youth employment. On the demand side, it mobilizes private sector employers and creates internships in the formal and informal sectors.
Lifeskills Promoters through Lifeskills Training Center was shortlisted by Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) to implement the first cycle of youth Training. This training is a component of the Kenya Youth Empowerment Program. This opportunity is an exciting challenge that will enable Lifeskills Training Center to build on its experience in facilitating youth (out of school) in life skills education geared towards developing the youth’s employability or entrepreneurial skills.
The pilot program is offered in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu and provides two months of training and four months of work experience per cycle. It targets vulnerable youth who are defined as 15 to 29 years of age with at least eight years of schooling and who are not in school or working at the time of entry into the program.