Eldoret Center

Background Eldoret Town

Eldoret is a town in western Kenya and the administrative center of former Uasin Gishu District of the Rift Valley Province. Now it is the head quarter of Uasin Gishu County. Lying south of the Cherangani Hills, the local elevation varies from about 2100 metres above sea level at the airport to more than 2700 metres in nearby areas (7000-9000 feet). Uasin Gishu County has a population of 894,179 while Eldoret city has a population of 289,380 according to the 2009 national census. Eldoret is currently the fastest growing city in Kenya, and currently the 5th largest in Kenya. Due to its high altitude, flat topography, and reliable rainfall, the county and city is a rich agricultural area able to sustain large supply of food for the inhabitants. In the recent years, Eldoret has grown to be a hub for world class athletes and higher education institutions.

Involvement of CAP YEI in Eldoret

Batches Enrolled

Total Enrolled

Total Trained

Total Under Training

Total Employed

Employment Percentage

Entrepreneurs

10

678

573

77

401

70

49

CAP YEI established a replication center in Eldoret and is located at the Eldoret Youth Polytechnic. This center is at the Kipkaren suburban are of Eldoret town. The establishment of this replication center was based on the excellent performance of the Othaya replication center. Eldoret replication center at the Eldoret youth polytechnic was deliberately situated not only because of its strategic ease of access to youth from the Langas, Pioneer, Huruma, and the entire Eldoret town, but also to complement the existing youth polytechnic curriculum portfolio. Since the inception of the center, it has trained 8 batches of students. By March 2017, Eldoret center had enrolled 678, graduated 573, 77 currently under training, and helped 401 or 77% get employment. Furthermore, the center helped 49 start businesses and 49 proceeded with higher education and training.

 

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Documentary - 2016