Youths have been urged to enroll for the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP) in the ongoing registration that will come to a close on Friday.
The Project is a transformational program that aims to empower and uplift the well-being of the youths in Kenya by equipping them with essential training, internship and business grant opportunities.
The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs with support of the World Bank Group as well as other implementing agencies and seeks to increase employment and earning opportunities of over 280,000 Youths within a five year project period.
According to KYEOP South rift regional coordinator Esther Kinyanjui, those absorbed in the program will undergo training which include skills, values, and business training towards job creation.
She called on youths to ensure they register for the p-program before the deadline (Friday 15th June) through visiting sub county offices, Deputy County Commissioners’ offices or by visiting the KYEOP website.
According to the officer, the program which targets youths between 18 and 29 years is key in addressing the challenge of unemployment among youths.
The youths who will be absorbed into training will receive Kshs.6, 000 which every month during training period.
“We have a challenge of unemployment and lack of skills among our youths in this country and therefore the program is key in transforming the society. We call on youths to come and register for the same” she said.
Speaking outside the youth office at the Nakuru county Commissioner’s office, some of the youths who have registered for the program said they are optimistic through the training they will be able to acquire skills and be self reliant.
They called on their fellow youths to take up the opportunity.
“We hope to benefit from this training and be self reliant” they said.
The project is now in 17 counties.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:A section of youths filling registration forms for the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP) at the Nakuru County commissioner’s office on 14th June 2018.