• 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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January Intake

All our centers across the country are enrolling for the January Intake. You can visit any center and register. 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...
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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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My name is Teresia Wangechi. I come from Gatundu North constituency, Kiambu County from a humble family where I am the second born in a family of four siblings. I joined St Dominic Buchana for my primary education and later Kiangunu Secondary School. Later, I enrolled at Kanyoni polytechnic for computer studies before I came to learn about CAPYEI from a seminar I attended.
Since I joined CAPYEI things have been smooth because I learnt life skills which have improved my communication skills with people, enriched self-esteem, decision making, handling various challenges among others. Through the entrepreneurship class, I have turned into a great entrepreneur since I can do savings as I look forward to establishing my business. I have also managed to join a savings group at CAPYEI. Since I had passion for beauty, I was lucky to study hair dressing and beauty therapy which has sharpened my skills too.
Looking to the future, my aim is to start a cosmetics shop. The training was successful through the mentorship of hairdressing facilitators who shared motivational and wise words with us which I will be grateful forever.
I really appreciate and give thanks to CAP Youth Empowerment for the chance they gave me.
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Today we celebrate our alumni, Wilberforce Kalerwa who had was idling at home when one of the former CAP EI alumni came into his life. He was successful and highlighted on how he had personally gained technical skills from the organization and finally landed a good paying job. He encouraged him to join CAPYEI Kakamega Center in April 2019.
Kalerwa said that “I gained relevant technical skills in Security Systems and Guarding for three. In addition I acquired life skills, communication, entrepreneurship and basic IT skills. These gave me the hope to remain positive in life towards success. I joined COTEC Security Ltd in August, 2019 and was posted to Muhoroni Sugar factory as a night guard. I performed my duties diligently and professionally and could earn a good salary. I was later promoted to a Site Security In-charge on the second month and recently promoted to a Site Senior Supervisor with an increased salary.
I thank the MasterCard Foundation for sponsoring my learning at CAPYEI Kakamega Center and the facilitators for the skills they taught me. In addition, I applause the mentors who in turn led to my employment. I remain focused and ready to undergo further training at higher level in Criminology and build my career objective.
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My name is Paul Wairegi, born and raised in Nyandarua County and a second born in a family of three. I was raised from a humble background and grew up as a Christian. I joined primary school in the year 2002, and later joined high school in the year 2014. Later I worked as a small business trader after high school.
I was introduced to CAP YEI Youth Empowerment Institute by an alumni who explained to me the benefits she got from the institution. Since I had a passion in pursuing Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy as a course, I had to avail myself to the institution, Thika Centre where I requested for an opportunity and got one. During my training period I learnt about entrepreneurship, life skills and IT studies where in entrepreneurship I learnt how to start my own business such as how to come up with a business idea and how to exercise it. I also opened a bank account where I do my savings to date.
Life skills lessons helped me boost my confidence on how to communicate before a crowd of people. I was also taught on how to spend time wisely in my time management class. In addition, my facilitator helped me to learn and understand IT skills. Today I can testify that Hairdressing and beauty therapy course was my favourite at CAP YEI.
My future plans as a hairdresser and a beautician is to advance on the course and later start a beauty Spa of my own. I therefore thank CAP YEI for the opportunity and the chance they continue giving the young people.
#WhereAreTheyNow #WhatAreTheyDoing

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Our proud Alumni at our 2019 Annual Learning Workshop. They have conquered and are thankful for the skills they acquired. ...

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Our 2019 Annual Learning workshop is currently ongoing. Its guided by the theme ''Evidence Based Dialogue on the Relevance, Sustainability and Scalability of Basic Employability Skills Training Model in Kenya'' In attendance is Dr. Kevit Desai the Principal Secretary in the State Department of Vocational and Technical Training (TVET) in the Ministry of Education, Representative from our partners mastercard foundation, GIZ, Government Officials, development partners and TVETA CDACC ...

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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.