• 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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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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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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We celebrate our alumni Susan Matuku, a 25 year old born and raised in Taita Taveta. She has two brothers and sisters being the fourth born in their family. She has been staying with her mother, the bread winner since her father passed away in 2005 .They later moved to Mombasa where she began her studies at Kwashee Primary School and upon completion joined Royal Complex High School. Her mother was unable to pay her college fees since her younger sister was still in secondary school and needed the money urgently to pay for her fees.
She said that “I was introduced to CAP Youth Empowerment Institute and their programs by my friend. After a while, I joined CAPYEI, Mikindani Centre in August 2018 where I undertook Security training as a course. Besides that I was taken through life skills training where I received more counseling and how to cope up with life. In addition, we were taught entrepreneurship skills where I gained relevant skills on how to start and manage a business and also computer skills. Although I had some knowledge on computer skills, CAP YEI gave us a chance to refresh and acquire more knowledge. After the training, I was lucky to get a job opportunity. As a result, I am now independent and I also support mother.
I want to further my studies in the near future and become more knowledgeable and even a manager at some point in my life through my skills. Thank you CAPYEI.
#WhereAreTheyNow #WhatAreTheyDoing

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Today we celebrate our alumni Jeremiah Etoot who was born in 1998 in a family of seven children in Lokichar ward, Turkana South Sub County. He attended Lokichar Mixed Primary School and later joined R.C.E.A Secondary School which he completed in 2017.
He said that “My life was full of challenges after high school since I lacked school fees to further my education. I was forced to join a gang of youth whereby we used to attack and rob people at night. All these were because of idleness and use of drugs.
In May 2019 I was referred to CAPYEI by a friend, batch one trainee. I joined CAPYEI, Batch 2 Lokichar VTC Centre to pursue Automobile course. During training I was also taught basic computer application, entrepreneurship skills and life skills which changed my life as I quit drug abuse. This was also as a result of motivational talks which changed my perspective of life from negative to a positive mentality. After my training I was attached at SAM Garage in Kitale and later confirmed as an employee in the same garage. I am happy because my life has really changed as I now earn income which can support me and my siblings. I thank CAPYEI for a great transformation of my life.
#WhereAreTheyNow #WhatAreTheyDoing

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Would you like to be part of our next inspiring students? Join us in our January 2020 intake. At CAP Youth Empowerment Institute, we are passionate about the youth as we offer market driven technical, entrepreneurial and life skills for better livelihoods. Kindly comment with your contact and location details to enable us communicate effectively.

We have centres 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.