Many Kenyans are unemployed, and those in informal settlements and rural areas are affected the most. In Kenya, many people are prevented from applying for jobs due to a lack of training in the necessary skills. Most end up with odd jobs that pay a wage of $1 per day, a salary that is not enough for daily living.  Some become engaged in prostitution or crime in order to survive, and this has contributed to the early death of many young locals. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS and violence, resulting from prostitution and crime, has prompted us to start our Skills Training project.

This project equips local vulnerable youths and women with effective business and vocational skills. We provide them with guidance in starting their own businesses, or obtaining secure employment. Business training involves partnering with local financial institutions to teach basic and effective business skills. We also offer vocational training, which involves offering computer and tailoring classes. We intend to introduce vocational courses in knitting, welding and carpentry so that more local and vulnerable people can enter into skilled employment. We have our own production department where school uniforms and business production outsourcing are offered to the general public at a subsidized price. This helps us to sustain our project.