Obat John Paul is the Founder of Chanuka Association which is affiliated to Kenya Assemblies of God (KAG) Church Buruburu. The association aims at empowering its members through simple and practical programs,projects and initiatives.Through the Chanuka Youth Club which targets youths aged 18-35,youths are empowered with entrepreneurship skills and linked with partner financial institutions where they can access funds to develop their businesses.
The Chanuka Youth Empowerment program targets young people who have recently completed their secondary school education and are waiting to join Universities, colleges or pursue their set careers.
The program seeks to provide:
• Career Counseling.
• Training on Communication Skills.
• Training on Leadership and Management.
• Training on Economic empowerment to sharpen the skill of this young people even as they transition to centers of higher learning.
Focus Areas: The association programs reach out to youths from Buruburu, Umoja,Jericho,Kariobangi South,Uhuru,Jerusalem,Bahati and Kiambio.
2014 Conference: Eastlands Youth Conference is one platform that youth from the area and beyond can effectively utilize to transform their ideas to achievable goals. This is done through interactive sessions with industry leaders who share their wealth of expertise and experience in various fields.In the year 2014,Chanuka Association hosted a conference whose theme was “Innovation youth na miradi”.
Objective of the 2014 Conference: To empower young people to venture into entrepreneurship and access business opportunities
No of Participants: 300
Topics Discussed: How to start an enterprise
Mr Buyema, Chief Executive Officer Uwezo Fund,Catherine Namuye,Chief Executive Officer Youth Enterprise Development Fund, Daniel Wambua,Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) officer,Kariuki Kamau,Chief Executive Officer Eagles Management Consultants and Masai Africa,Heshan De Silver, Chief Executive Officer De Silva Group of Companies