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pdf.pngCAP Youth Empowerment Institute Post Training survey Report

Report from Human Development Index (HDI) shows that Kenya’s rate of unemployment in 2017 is equal to those of neighboring Ethiopia and Rwanda combined, highlighting the paradox of economic policies that have sustained growth without generating jobs — culminating to poor distribution of the benefits of growth. In addition, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for 2017 report says that nearly four in every 10 Kenyans of working age have no jobs — the worst level of unemployment in the region.

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pdf.pngCAPA South Africa Multiple Earning Strategies paper

This paper argues that multiple earning strategies should be adopted in skills training among youth for it is critical in enhancing youth access to income, participation in the national economy, reducing unemployment, and meeting their needs. Employment among youth in Kenya has continued to decline tremendously in recent years, including in the wake of high graduation levels. Young people especially those from low-income families, high school dropouts, orphans, and those living with disabilities face barriers in completing school and entering the workforce. 

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pdf.pngCAPA December 2016 full paper final-1

CAP Youth Empowerment institute (CAP YEI), a Kenyan NGO, has for the past five years been partnering with the MasterCard Foundation to adapt a model for providing employability skills training and support to vulnerable youth in Kenya. The model is known as Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) and was first developed in India. BEST codifies the process of employability training through a nine step cycle focused on giving marginalized youth a pathway to entry level jobs, micro business start up, or further learning. In 2015 the CAP YEI program was evaluated and an analysis of the key success factors carried out. 

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pdf.pngUnderstanding the Dynamics of Program Implementation

This report presents synthesis of the CAP Youth Empowerment Institute‘s program evaluation in Kenya. The findings are based on 15 focus group discussions of program trainers (facilitators) working in 15 different training centers from around the country, with data collected in February and March 2016. These groups are training in either replication or demonstration centers and members of each center among all the focus groups are training students in different skill courses.

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pdf.pngImpacts of Linkages to the savings of Youth

Because of poverty and high cost of tertiary education, many youth in Kenya are not able to access training for jobs and entrepreneurship skills, exposing them to a host of vulnerabilities including poverty, exploitation, and crime. In addition, youth who are able to join few available government and private training institutions graduate but do not end up in any gainful employment and entrepreneurship.

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pdf.pngProgram Impact Evaluation Report July 2015

Because of poverty and high cost of tertiary education, many youth in Kenya are not able to access training for jobs and entrepreneurship skills, exposing them to a host of vulnerabilities including poverty, exploitation, and crime. In addition, many youth who are able to join few available government and private training institutions graduate but most do not end up in gainful employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. 

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pdf.pngRevamping Youth Polytechnics 1

Youth polytechnics (YP) have for a while been a neglected sector in Kenya. With the constant shift in the ministries i.e. from Ministry of Youth Affairs to the Ministry of Education and even finally to the devolvement to the county government, youth polytechnics have experienced slow growth in terms of development and quality training. There have been poor transitions of the graduates from this sector in terms of employment and entrepreneurship that has led to negative perception from the community towards these institutions.

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pdf.pngCAP YEI Pre-trainng survey 2018

CAP Youth Empowerment Institute is implementing a youth skills development program in Kenya in partnership with MasterCard Foundation for the last six years. The target youth for this program are those who have been out of school (Standard 8 and secondary school; both dropouts and graduates) at least for a year and are aged between 18 and 25 years. The second batch of the training for the second year was enrolled in January 2018. CAP YEI commissioned a pre-training survey to evaluate (1) demographics, (2) investigate work skills and income strategies and (3) aspirations of the participants enrolled in this batch of training. The key purposes of conducting this survey are to understand youth characteristics in the key domains of skills training as well as establish baseline data that would be used to track changes in youth post training at CAP YEI.

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pdf.pngNEDG Final report

Like many sub-­‐Saharan countries, Kenya’s education system has been unable to connect skills provision with market needs. Vocational education is perceived as inferior and it has been unable to address the specific challenges of marginalized youth. In response, Kenya’s Vision-­‐2030 includes an emphasis on reforming its technical and vocational education sector as reflected in the 2013 TVET Act. Attention is becoming focused on competency-­‐based education to enhance youth employment.

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