Background of Mikindani

Mombasa Mainland where Mikindani area is located consists of Magongo, an outlying township 20 minutes driving distance northwest of Mombasa Island, situated on the Nairobi Highway.

This fringe community lacks electricity, water or sewer systems, with a general lack of infrastructure. Poverty, lack of sanitation, and unemployment continue to be the greatest issues for the Mikindani Township, which have ensured low health and safety standards for its residents. Poor lower class housing is widespread, ranging from simple stone, two storey structures to mud and earth homes fitted with corrugated iron roofs. Much of the community works outside of the township, within Mombasa Island itself as there is a lack of employment and industry. Mikindani is a suburban area situated on the mainland along the Nairobi Highway within the heavy industrial sections of Changamwe and neighbor to Miritini. Miritini also is an outlying township on the Mombasa Nairobi Highway which is first growing as a suburban area.

Other significant areas in Mombasa mainland are Changamwe, Migadini & Chaani, and Port Reitz. Changamwe is an industrial area which contains the Kipevu power generation projects, the Kenya Oil Refinery Company facility, and housing estates such as Chaani and is the gateway to the Moi International Airport. The area has administrative offices of the D.O and the chiefs who serve the administrative division. Migadini & Chaani are two adjacent estates that are located east of Airport road and east of Kenya Port Authority. Port Reitz is a suburb on the mainland which contains a beach, oil refineries, and housing estates. Moi International Airport and the Port Reitz District Hospital are in Port Reitz.

CAP YEI involvement

Batches Enrolled Total Enrolled Total Trained Total Under Training Total Employed Employment Percentage Entrepreneurs
2 146 141 0 56 87.50% 5



CAP YEI established a demonstration center in Mikindani area and is located at the 2nd floor of former Iyale Mikindani Junior Academy. The establishment of this demonstration center was based on the excellent performance of the Buruburu, Athi River, Naivasha, Kisumu, and Nakuru demonstration centers.

Mikindani demonstration center was purposely situated because of its strategic ease of access to youth from Mombasa mainland. Since the inception of Mikindani center, 11 batches of 342 students were enrolled, 223 trained and graduated, and 81.61% have been placed in jobs, 116 are in internship, and 9.87% had started their small businesses.

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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.