• 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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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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I am Agnes Mwazo 22 years old. Born in TaitaTaveta County in a place called Kimala in Taveta location. I am a second born in a family of four. I come from a humble background whereby i have been brought up by a single parent, my mother. After completing my primary level, i did not get any sponsorship.My mother could not raise my secondary school fees because i have other siblings who are also in school and require fee too. I was forced to stay at home and help with the household chores as my siblings went to school. I lost my hope and gave up and never thought I will reach my goals and have a better future ahead. At home i went through a lot of challenges after hustling for one year my mother and i were able to raise small amount of money which could pay for my fees. In 2016 i was joined Mwamboni mixed secondary school. I was not able to proceed to form four, because i could not raise the required fee I had to drop out. I stayed at home helping my mother for two years. One day my sister told me about the Cap-youth empowerment Institute, and so i went for my registration. During the first two weeks we went through life skills which addressed issues of drug abuse, communication skills, conflict resolution, sex education and many others. I took hair dressing and beauty therapy as my course because i was passionate with it ,I learnt more about in hairdressing these includes pedicure, manicure, facial, body massage, chemical relaxing, weaving, barbering and more others. I went for various field visits and online job training to apply my skills and which has helped me acquire more skills in beauty and hair dressing industry. Cap youth empowerment has helped me a lot since the first day I joined and I have benefited a great deal. After completing, i was able to go for my internship and now am proud and I can work in any given environment. Unlike before, i have become more determined and focused.
#Impactfulcasestudies #Voicentre #Hairdressingandbeautytherapy #EUTF

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My name is Mohammed Kalendi. The last born in a family of five. I was born in Kisauni in 1996. I spent my childhood in Likoni where I finished my primary education. In 2012 I joined school in Ng'ombeni high school. My father passed away when I was very young, therefore my mother became the sole provider for the family. I saw the way my mother was struggling to make ends meet for us and also educate us, after form four, my mum sat me down and said she did not have enough money to take me to college, she was in tears as she told me so. I told her not to worry, I will do menial jobs and save up for college. My former classmate told me about CAP YEI and this aroused my interest, I saw this as an answered prayer, my thirst for education and to better my life would be quenched. I joined CAPYEI Program and was taken through a test that landed me in the hospitality course. I was so happy and my mother was delighted to see me in my college uniform. As we started studying, I got interested in becoming an entrepreneur. My passion for the same grew each day. I remember during one of the sessions on generating business ideas, our facilitator mentioned hobbies and interests as one of the sources of business ideas and asked us to list some of the businesses we could start based on our hobbies and interest. I listed 10 ideas and on the next session we went through evaluating the ideas and settling on the most viable one. From the evaluation I settled on photography which was my hobby and via my interest to capture ‘moments’ I started working towards making the idea a reality. With my cousin, we started saving up to purchase a camera, this we achieved and BS Photography was born. We have grown to include videography in our services which are much sought after in Mombasa and beyond. To the youths out there, ‘if you can dream it you can live it’.
#Impactfulcasestudies #Entrepreneurship #MCKcentre #EUTF

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My name is Mathew Tuji Silas, I am 28 years old living in Mazeras, I stay with my wife and two kids, and I am the second born in a family of two. I was enrolled in Mazeras Primary School where I completed my learning in 2008 .I was later enrolled in Babs Ridge Secondary School where I completed my studies in the year 2011. I stayed at home for 3 months then I started teaching at a nursery school for one term then the job ended. Life became abit hard for me because I had to feed and take care of my family. I had to hold on and did everything to provide for them even just one meal if not all. On September, 2018 I met with my friend who told me more about an institution called CAPYEI. I was enrolled and had a chance to learn Refrigeration and Air Conditioning which I always wished to study. In CAPYEI I had a chance to rediscover myself and to know that life can take a very big turn when you have smart goals and are time bounded. I got to meet different kind of people good and well understanding, they are like a family. The facilitators are also good and encouraging; we were all one big family. I learned entrepreneurship and helped in opening new accounts that will help me to save money for future to support the company I want to start as a contractor. I am thankful to the CAPYEI program for making my dreams come true this project has helped me and I know there many others who will benefit so much with it. Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. #Impactfulcasestudies #MCKCentre #RefrigerationandAirconditioning ...

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You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it at the end. Armed by this philosophy and after a year of lamenting on why the parents could not afford fees to take him to his dream college, Kevin got a tip from a close friend regarding CAP YEI. He was very skeptical at first and asked so many questions. “What can someone learn in 3 months? Why is the fee very low, this might be a scam, I’d rather sit at home and wait for my parents to raise fees for college” In the midst of all these, he took a leap of faith and reported to the centre and it was his turning point. Mwamuye is currently 26 years, comes from a family of 8, studied up to form four level and lives in Bombolulu. He joined CAP, and the inventory test marched him to a course in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and he gained an interest in entrepreneurship and would sell foodstuffs at the centre as a way to get his fare and lunch and also support his siblings.CAPYEI changed the way he views life and his paradigm shifted to the countless possibilities to engage in entrepreneurship. Question was “where do I get the funds?’ An idea clicked into his head and after training he opted to work in a Refrigeration company. With the savings culture instilled in him, he saved enough to open a barber shop and partnered with another lady who operates the salon section. The barber shop is known as Amigos Classic Cuts and is located in Bamburi. His future aspiration is to open another barber shop in Nyali area which he is already scouting for a premise. To other youth, Mwamuye says “As youths we have a powerful potential, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct our power towards good ends”
#imapctfulcasestudies #MckCentre #Entrepreneurship #EUTF

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I am the first born from a family of seven, aged 22 years. I come from Hola mission community in Tana River county. I was lucky to complete my high school back in 2016. Though I always wanted to join college after, my parents couldn’t have afforded to educate me any further. I used to work as casual worker especially on construction site of which I thought I could be saving some little money till I get enough to join college but this was impossible due to lack of regular jobs. My savings ended up helping my family. It was a hand to mouth life style. Early June 2018 I heard from my chief that there is an organization offering free courses at Hola Vocational Training Centre. I went to inquire more about the courses and that’s how I met the CAPYEI staff in Hola. I was lucky to get a chance to study welding and metal fabrication from July to September 2018. We started with life skills training which enabled me to develop a greater sense of self- awareness and appreciation for others. It helped me to understand how to relate with people of different characters and have a positive attitude in my life. I developed deeper knowledge of welding in welding and metal fabrication through my facilitator. He organized exposure visits and OJTs which provided us with the practical sessions of the industry. All I can say is that CAPYEI changed my whole life and that of my family. From the point where I was placed for internship and later translating to job at Mwinano welding workshop. With my hardworking spirit and devotion to work, I am looking forward to have my own fully equipped workshop. I would like to encourage other youths to take this advantage and enroll with such organization such as CAPYEI and get skills.#Impactfulcasestudies #Holacenter #weldingandmetalfabrication #EUTF ...

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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.