Kenya has partnered with Germany to launch a KSh4.3 billion program, which seeks to foster youth empowerment and enhance vocational training.
According to the agreement, implementation of the program will take shape in two phases. During the first phase, Germany will contribute KSh2.7 billion while Kenya parts with KSh153 million, bringing the total cost to KSh2.97 billion.
Training institutions that stand to benefit from the first phase are Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Nairobi Technical Training Institute and Thika Technical Training Institute. All three will benefit in automotive engineering, bodybuilding, welding and industrial mechatronics sectors.
Thereafter, Ramogi Institute of Applied Science, Bumbe Technical Training Institute, Kitale National Polytechnic and Ekerubo Gietai will benefit from the second phase in the sectors of building and civil works, energy and ICT. During this phase, Germany will contribute KSh1.3 billion as Kenya contributes KSh109.8 million.
President Uhuru Kenyatta expressed his determination in the empowerment program, highlighting the positive impact it will have by empowering the youth with technical know-how needed to grow the country’s economy, and in turn reduce the heights of unemployment in the country.