Daproim Africa Hosting Cycle 3 Kyeop/Nita Training
Poverty and unemployment are one of the leading and most concerning predicaments in Kenya. There is a large number of families who are not in a position to afford three meals a day, let alone education. Education is typically left to the child to individually figure out, putting a lot of stress on the child in regards to making sure there is enough financial stability. Although some students maintain jobs for primary school, they usually do not have the financial flexibility that is needed to attend secondary school. Some manage to get smart and go to their local secondary school that is far much cheaper than the school they got enrolled in by the government. If they successfully complete their secondary school they again face a greater task to put themselves through college or university, which is no longer in their locality or cheap as they need more money to pay fees, food, shelter, clothing, and healthcare. What I am trying to say is, this is not a cycle many can manage to beat to the end. Therefore, they end up dropping out of school which leads to another array of issues for them and their families. The reality is that not all students can attend school, which means they can’t always create an impact for themselves and their community.
The Kenyan government realized there was a gap to be filled and took up the project to oversee that youths from underserved families get formal training in a sector they have a passion for. A curriculum was developed and headed by Kenya Youth Employment Organization Project (KYEOP) and National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) where training runs for three months, thereafter one is placed for a three-month industrial attachment then six months of paid employment. At the end of this cycle, each individual is well equipped for long-term employment or the ability to start their own business.
Daproim Africa is one of the training centers in the ICT sector. We host classes in programming and coding, graphic design, computer networking, and freelancing. Above all, we teach the youth soft skills that go above and beyond the technical skills. I mean, what is the value of an employee or employer with no soft skills value? We have programs running across the counties under the same classes, to ensure wider coverage of the youth around the country for each cycle. At the end of the training, each individual sits for a professional examination to test if they have acquired the right knowledge and skills to face the industry in which they later get certified.
There are more organizations running this same training cycles and in different sectors i.e pastry and baking, electrical engineering, masonry, carpentry, hairdressing etc… you name it!
The program has registered very positive feedback from both the beneficiaries and employers to the youth. Clearly this is for the good of our country in assisting the youth to tackle poverty and unemployment, and a large number of youth as they can now fend for themselves and assist their family to raise the younger kids or take care of their aging parents.