Over 100 youth in Nakuru County have been trained on key entrepreneurship and management skills.
The initiative by the First Lady Mrs. Elizabeth Kinyanjui seeks to empower the youth for self reliance.
Ms Elizabeth Mwarangu from the Office of the First Lady said the training would also enhance proficiency for organizational needs.
Ms Mwarangu said the Office of the First Lady will be holding similar topical trainings regularly to ensure a sizeable number of youth benefit.
Ms Mwarangu added that the Office of the First Lady will guide the trainees through towards developing quality pieces for the County Film Festival to be held at the Nakuru Players Theater on December 14 – 15.
“The Office of the First Lady will guide the trainees through towards developing quality pieces for the County Film Festival to be held at the Nakuru Players Theater on December 14 – 15” she said.
On Friday, the youth from all the 11 sub-Counties were also trained on practical drama and theatre elements such as acting, directing, costume among others.
Mr Alfred Mwangi, a motivational and life skill coach urged the youth to follow their dream and perfect it through relevant training.
“The future of the County and the country depends on how knowledgeable the youth are in various social acceptable ventures” said Mwangi.
The life skill coach asked the youth to start businesses that are socially acceptable for sustainability.
Mr Mwangi said youth should analyze business ideas in terms of challenges and opportunities to avoid making loses.
Mr Silah Temba, a play writer and director affirmed that the drama and theatre projects will help foster peace and cohesion in the County.
“In addition to the prizes and showcasing their work, winners will have an opportunity to attend master class workshops by those who have made in the creative industry,” Mr Temba revealed.
Ms Zipporah Kimani from the Office of the First Lady said the First Lady Mrs. Elizabeth Kinyanjui is much interested in social projects or causes run by youth and women.
“Our First Lady is very passionate about lifting the plight of women and youth and will continue to play a key role in our projects,” Ms Zipporah said.
The festival themed; ‘I Can Make It’ will see groups of 20 youth from each of the sub-Counties compete for an opportunity to have their script published or turned into a screenplay.
PHOTO/NGPU:Youths under entrepreneurship and officials from Nakuru First Lady Mrs. Elizabeth Kinyanjui’s office that is spearheading the initiative .