• 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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I am John Theuri, aged 20 and second born in a family of four raised up by a single mother. I’ve struggled through most of my education life. l heard about CAP-YEI from a friend and studied Hospitality at Nakuru centre as my primary course but quickly developed great interest in the EDP lessons. Our tutor constantly encouraged us to start small businesses within the school. With the entrepreneurship lessons and a little knowledge in E-commerce marketing and fashion design, I soon started designing customized success suits for valentine and those of model who prefer lease of suits rather than buying since it’s cheaper.
I now run my company MR OFFERS which deals with fashion after being able to identify my target market – growing SMEs. I tailor my services and pricing to suit my customers, which has given me an edge over the large corporate in the market that forget to go mobile and cater for the user’s needs.

"I am forever grateful to MasterCard foundation and CAP-Youth Empowerment Institute for the support, knowledge, skill, network and exposure given to me in order to succeed in my entrepreneurship journey, I am looking forward to be part of you in changing fellow youths life."
#FashionGuru #Alumnisuccess
#WhereAreTheyNow #WhatAreTheyDoing

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We are proud of our alumni Milkah Kerubo from Naivasha Centre who is making a positive impact to the world and her family. She continues to render her services diligently to the world of security at Lake Naivasha Resort as a Secretary. Keep the surroundings and the nation safe all the time.
#WhereAreTheyNow #WhatAreTheyDoing

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On this day, we celebrate Kimani Kelvin from Buruburu Centre, batch 11, who graduated and went ahead to conquer the world. He is now working with Arabian MEP Company in Qatar which offers mechanical, electrical and plumbing services. "I am proud to be working as an electrical technician in a sub- station where I do installation of lights, sockets, fabrication of cables among others thanks to skills I received from CAP YEI." We are proud of you as you leverage on your skills. Like our Facebook Page and follow us @capyeikenya for more.
#WherAreTheyNow #WhatAreTheyDoing

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Meet our alumni Harriet Njeri from Naivasha Centre working at Blue Spring Hotel as a nail technician. As CAP Youth Empowerment Institute, we celebrate you and all our alumni for creating positive impact to the world and in your life.
#WhereAreTheyNow #WhatAreTheyDoing

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My name is Doline Akama. I come from a very poor background I but I managed to reach form 3.I have 4 siblings. I joined CAP YEI Kisii Centre, Batch Four Hospitality class through a friend and I was able to afford the fees’ and learnt a lot especially in the entrepreneurship class.

When I joined CAP YEI, I had very little knowledge of doing business but I learnt more skills like record keeping marketing and being creative in my business, I saved some money and begun my cereal business with Sh2000. As per now I am worth Sh30000. I am able to market my products in a very good way. I did not know how to budget my money but now I can budget my money well. In the next two years am planning to have a variety of cereals for sale.
#Entrepreneurskills #Alumnisuccess
#WhereAreTheyNow #WhatAreTheyDoing

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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.