The objective of the ‘Tujengane Tuinuane’ youth skills for business and CVE program is to enhance local youth access and ability to exploit devolved & private sector opportunities to prevent conflict and strengthen resilience against violent extremism. This is a one and half years program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that targets to equip youth in Kwale County with Business Skills, Basic Computer Skills, Graphic Design Skills, Countering Violent Extremism Skills, Photography and Videography. Successful applicants will undertake a three months training course with a mandatory volunteering requirement within the ward and village.
Recruitment for the Training & Volunteering Program
Interested male and female youth between 18 – 30 years can apply through the online application form. Interested youth should indicate their preferred period for training. All applicants should download our templates for recommendations from their area chief and village administrator to confirm if they are genuine residents of indicated location and village as specified in the application. The chief and village administrator will also recommend suitability of the applicants considering their socio economic backgrounds and character. Dully filled recommendation forms should be attached and submitted together with the application form.
Successful applicants will be assisted to use acquired business skills to write a business plan, use their basic graphic design and video making skills to develop CVE counter narrative messages for posting on the UMMAH portal and app gallery and further sharing on social media. The UMMAH portal and app will also help link graduates of the training with related businesses to provide them with more “on the job” training. During the period of training and volunteering the youth volunteers should be able to use acquired basic computer skills to open and use E-Citizen accounts, register for KRA PIN, register businesses online and complete iTax compliance processes all of which are requisite for AGPO certificate qualification and government tender contracting. Volunteer work will also entail reaching out to fellow youth with a mandatory requirement for each of the targeted 480 training volunteers to bring into the portal at least 10 other youth to realize the portal and app target of 4800 youth reached through this initiative. Each of the volunteers’ will develop a work plan based on the signed contract and based on the CVE training to engage in practical field work.