Kisumu Center

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Background Kisumu city

The Lake side city of Kisumu city is situated strategically within the Lake Victoria basin which is of great significance in the economic development of the town. Lake Victoria great lakes region is a hub of East Africa following its ease of connectivity from Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Mombasa both by air, water and road .The city is located on the Western region of Kenya. It’s the third largest city in Kenya with an approximate population of 700,000 people.

Kisumu is fast emerging as a centre of excellence in education, playing host to 7 universities and several other institutions. This has generated a huge demand for accommodation and conference facilities. The recent branding of the tourism sites in Kisumu city and its environs has also resulted in enhanced opportunities in the hotel and construction industry.

Kisumu is host to Nbere National Park, Kisumu Impala Sanctuary; only five minutes’ drive from the city centre. It hosts impalas and zebras on free range while other bigger game are caged and Kit Mikai crying stone which is believed to have been a wife of the first Luo King.

CAP YEI Involvement in Kisumu City

Batches Enrolled

Total Enrolled

Total Trained

Total Under Training

Total Employed

Employment Percentage

Entrepreneurs

11

871

731

124

570

77

48

CAP YEI established a demonstration center in Kisumu city due to the great opportunities for empowering youth with basic job entry skills training in hospitality and electrical sectors among the youth and the subsequent potential to link them to both small scale business ventures and employment. The centre trains youth in hospitality, Security System & Guarding and electrical and electronics skills and is currently training 124 students.

Since the inception of the center, it has trained 10 batches of students with an additional batch on progress; 871 had enrolled, graduated 731, 124 currently under training, and helped 570 or 77% get employment. Furthermore, the center helped 48 start businesses and 24 proceeded to higher education and training.

 

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Documentary - 2016