Lamu County Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the Youth Empowerment Institute (CAP YEI) to equip Lamu youth with employable technological skills in different sectors.
The ceremony, held at Lamu Vocational Training Center, reaffirms a long-standing partnership between the two entities.
Calling on the youth to take advantage of the expanding technical and vocational opportunities in Lamu, Chief Officer Education and Vocational Training, Mohammed Sagara noted that the program has greatly complimented county government’s efforts to address one of Kenya’s and also Lamu’s greatest challenge on youth unemployment.
“Governor Fahim’s administration has made far-reaching reforms in the TVET sector and this partnership with CAP YEI validates the efforts to churn Lamu’s home grown technologists and artisans in different fields”
CAP YEI Coastal Region Coordinator Chris Wesike said the institution will continue to mobilize and enrol qualified youth in Lamu by involving grass root government officials in their agenda to ensure that disadvantaged youth acquire life skills, relevant labor market skills, savings education, and small business development.
Lamu County has executed youth targeted programs to upscale their employability. 14 satellite polytechnics have been opened across the County, fees scrapped off and the curriculum expanded. This has increased the number of trainees in local TVET’s to 3,260 in 2020 from just 447 in 2016.
Further, the County Government also launched a Ksh 15 million Enterprise Fund, which is expected to boost at least 210 micro and small businesses owned by Youth, Women and Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) within the County.
The Enterprise Fund will be a revolving fund with no interest, which means the small businesses will not be subjected to repayment tenures. It was established through the County Assembly Acts, of 2018
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Lamu County Government Communications Office at email@example.com