About Us

About Us

Mission: To build safer, healthier, and productive communities of young people capable of supporting self-directed growth and positive citizenship

Vision: CAP YEI’s vision is to be an end- to-end community based solutions provider in linking quality learning and sustainable livelihood for vulnerable communities of children and young people

Quality Policy: We at CAP Youth Empowerment Institute are passionate about the youth, and endeavour to impart our Customers with market driven technical, entrepreneurial and life skills that enables them livelihood opportunities and serve employer with competence.

We are committed to consistently meeting and exceeding our Customers needs as well as all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. We shall effectively implement the Quality Management System to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

We shall strive to provide and continually improve our services, processes and systems towards the enhancement of our Customers and relevant stakeholder needs and expectations. We shall endeavour to provide a professional working environment that supports self-actualization and enhances staff morale.

HISTORY OF CAPYEI

With successful impacts of the BEST model in India, Egypt, North and South Sudan, there was need to transfer the model to Kenya where the youth of this country also faced significant unemployment and socio-economic vulnerabilities. CAP YEI was started in Kenya in 2011 to implement basic entry skills training under the BEST model as concept test project for five years. It started with two training centers in Buruburu and Athiriver.

Successful enrolment, training and transition of youth to jobs, small businesses, and further education enhanced the sustainability of demand for the training. By the end of five years of phase one, 15 training centers had been operational with 8,911 enrolled and trained. By the end of the first phase of training, 8,663 had completed the training with average job absorption at 76% while 7% had started small business. Overall, 83% of the youth trained had succeeded in engaging themselves in gainful opportunities.

With successful piloting of the project in phase one, MasterCard Foundation renewed the contract for CAP YEI to continue with the training in phase two. This phase started in September 2016 and is targeting to scale up the success of phase one. This phase targets to reach 23,000 youth in Kenya through direct training in both demonstration and replication centers and 39,000 youth through capacity building training among Vocational Training Centers’ instructors with the hope they could adopt the elements and best practices in the CAP YEI BEST mode. In this phase, we have already trained two batches of 2,893 towards achieving the overall target.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

To build safer, healthier, and productive communities of young people capable of supporting self-directed growth and positive citizenship.

PVS RAO

Chairman

NALINI GANGADHARAN

Treasurer And Founder

PVR RAO

Secretary

DAVID MURATHE

Member

OUR APPROACH

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.

The BEST model was originally developed in India and rapidly expanded across Asia. The model was first adapted to Africa in 2008 in Egypt. In 2011 at a regional meeting organised in Addis Ababa, a decision was made to expand the model to other parts of Africa. Since then it has been implemented in diverse contexts in Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Kenya in the process reaching over 30,000 marginalized youth. Some of the beneficiaries of BEST programs have included ex-combatants, youth in conflict with the law, unwed mothers, school drop outs and many others in both urban and rural settings.

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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.