• 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..

Featured News

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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CAP Youth Empowerment Institute has been nominated for the upcoming National Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Recognition (DIAR- AWARDS). The awards recognize, celebrate and honor Corporate organizations, NGOs, government agencies and individuals who champion for the inclusion of persons with disabilities, the Youth; as well as gender equality champions, peace and cohesion champions and green economy champions.

Kindly go to diarawards.com go to vote for CAP Youth Empowerment Institute under category Y1: Diversity and Inclusion Opportunities for Youth Empowerment Award.

Together let us bring the award home.

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We are proud as we celebrate our Batch 5 Phase 2 trainees who underwent Security Guarding and Systems training in Naivasha Centre. They did their attachment at Naivasha Sub County Fire Fighting Department and we are delighted as they have been absorbed by Naivasha Sub County, Nakuru County government Fire Fighting Department. Keep up the good work.

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CAPYEI signed an MOU with Youth Business International(YBI) to be a member of YBI. This membership will help CAPYEI accelerate the number of young people it links to start up businesses. We are excited about this membership. ...

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Are you yearning for market driven life skills? Join us at CAP Youth Empowerment Institute in our January 2020 intake and be part of our next batch of alumni. Kindly comment with your contact and location details, we shall get back to you from tomorrow as we resume our operations.

Our centres are in Athi River, Buruburu,Eldoret, Embu, Kakamega, Kisii, Kisumu, Kitui, Malindi, Meru, Mombasa, Naivasha, Nakuru, Nanyuki, Narok, Ruaka, Nyahururu and Thika.


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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.