• Placements

    An Alumni of Mtwapa Center working in the Service Department at Hotel having graduated with a certificate in Hospitality.

  • Electrical and Electronics

    Electrical and Electronics Trainees during field learning on Electrical Installations. CAP YEI focuses on Competence Based Education and Training

  • Automobile

    Graduands in Automobile performing repair works in a local garage. They are equipped with both Technical skills and Lifeskills

  • Security

    Security Class from our Mkwanjuni Center during the a graduation ceremony conducting a parade.

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Youths Reached




CAP-Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya (YEI) is a non government organization started in 2011 committed, to train youth out of school in job entry level skills. This training is operationalized using the Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) model. CAPYEI is guided by three core objectives:

  • To ensure disadvantaged youth acquire life skills, relevant labor market skills, savings education, and small business development.
  • To facilitate disadvantaged youth access internship and job opportunities during through institutionalized public-private partnership.
  • To ensure youth receive vital pre and post job placement counseling, support, and services including financial as they transition to work..

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Entrepreneurship Training for Alumni

This is the first training program designed specifically for CAP alumni who have chosen to pursue Entrepreneurship as a pathway to earning a livelihood. The program is open to youth who: 1. Are previous alumni of CAPYEI 2. Completed the BEST model training at least six months ago 3....
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January Intake

All our centers across the country opened on 7th January 2019 and enrollment commenced on the same day. We target youth between 18 and 29 yrs of age who have completed secondary education, or dropped out before completing their secondary education.  The youth must come from vulnerable backgrounds and...
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Receive New Year Greetings from CAPYEI. We invite you to walk with us in this new year 2019. We shall be enrolling across all our Centers on Monday 7th Jan 2019. Inform your friends. Chances will be given on first come first serve. Karibu ...

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3 weeks ago

CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

Through practical training and coaching we build knowledge, skills and competence of a new generation of Agripreneurs who will lead the growth of productive and profitable farms and firms in Kenya and its environs.
Today we had a group of experts from Latia company and they gave out great recommendations on how to scale higher.

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4 weeks ago

CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

It has been a great year for CAPYEI. We celebrated our Success yesterday in an event graced by our CAP founder Dr. Nalini Gangadharan, our Executive Director Ndungu Kahihu and our Director Ankathi Ashok . We are grateful to our staff and partners for making this year a success. Just to mention a few;

1) This year alone we have trained over 6000 youths across our 35 centers.
2) We are now ISO 9001: 2015 Certified
3) We represented Kenya in World Skills Competition in Rwanda clinched a bronze Medal
4) We were 2nd runners up in the just held Mombasa Business Awards in the category of Outstanding Community Service
5) We successfully ran a project in Somalia where we trained over 200 youths and linked them to placement opportunities

Thank you the CAPYEI Family. We wish you a Merry Christmas and prosperous 2019.

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4 weeks ago

CAP Youth Empowerment Institute
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''my name is Priscah Wanji from Ishakani village, a village bordering Somali.My father, a former chief was killed by Alshabaab militias since he was a government employee. After his death we relocated to Witu which is in Lamu county.

While in Witu my mother fell sick and weak and could not provide for the family, i was forced to drop out of school and started working as house help so as to provide for my mother and my younger siblings.

I become a daughter to the man i was working for after he noticed how much i was determined to pursue my education he sponsored me to continue with my secondary education. But as if luck was not on my side he fell ill and pass on while a was in form three.

At home the topic was poverty; nothing seemed to change. I traveled to Lamu Island to stay with my auntie. A man proposed to marry me and i almost gave in due to influence from my auntie and push by poverty.

It was during this trial times when i heard of CAP Youth Empowerment Institute , I made an inquiry at Lamu center and enrolled as a plumber.Through hard work and commitment , I acquired a lot of skills and got an internship position as a plumber at a Chinese company in Nairobi.

After two months of internship I was employed by the same company and now i'm earning salary enough to educate by younger sibling and take care of my bedridden mother back at home.

Thank you CAP youth empowerment institute for changing my life and that of my family''.

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CAP youth Empowerment Institute implements Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) model through public-private partnerships for its sustainability and scalability. CAP YEI mobilizes and enrolls qualified target of youth by involving grass root government officials, local CBOs, network of youth organizations, youth and community leaders, and religious gatherings. CAP YEI skills training is guided by labor force demand in each area where our training is located as informed by market scan research and revisits.