Transforming lives for the better.That is what Youth County Projects Kenya and Vijana Network International Limited are good at.Launch of the Improved Cookstove Project in Wundanyi Mbale Ward in Taita Taveta County on the 15th of July 2016 where 166 Improved Cookstoves were constructed by 40 youth at various households within a week.
The event was graced by H.E Hon Governor Mruttu of Taita Taveta County,Hon Ray,Member County of Assembly(MCA) Mbale Wundanyi Ward,Hon Valerie Nominated Member County of Assembly.
From Far Left,Hon Raymond MCA Mbale Wundanyi Ward,Trainer Wycliffe,H.E Governor Mruttu and Hon Valerie Nominated MCA
The County Government through the Ward Equalisation Fund funded the initiative while Vijana Network International Limited through its product Youth County Projects Kenya mobilised resources and provided the Trainers.
From Far left Trainer Wycliffe,Hon Raymond,MCA Mbale Wundanyi Ward,Violet Mbiti Founder Youth County Projects Kenya,H.E Governor Mruttu,Hon Valerie Nominated MCA and Trainer Florence
Thanks to Stephen Mwadime Youth County Projects Kenya Coordinator for Taita Taveta County who played a role in mobilising the resources.
Francis the lead trainer sharing a light moment with H.E Governor Mruttu and Hon Raymond Member County of Assembly Mbale Wundanyi Ward
This initiative has reduced unemployment among the youth,indoor air pollution and deforestation.Prior to this to be precise in the year 2014, youth from Wamunyu and Yathui Ward in Machakos County,42 of them, were also empowered with capacity building skills on how to construct rocket stoves.Within a week they had constructed 119 improved cookstoves and have currently constructed more than 1,000 improved cookstoves in Machakos County.
PHOTO IMAGES OF OUR JOURNEY FROM THE START
The 40 artisans were trained at Mwagafwa Youth Polytechnic.Some of them are students there.
Stephen Mwadime,Youth County Projects Coordinator Taita Taveta County gave the opening remarks.
Violet Mbiti,the founder of Youth County Projects Kenya/Vijana Network International Limited addressed the participants
Francis the lead trainer addressed artisans
Practical sessions ongoing
And Tea was served
It was a pleasure to attend a forum organized by the Young Diplomats of Kenya and The Turkish Embassy which was held on 13th July 2016 at the United Nations Office in Nairobi to discuss the Role of Young Women in International Affairs.
In attendance was The Director General UNON, H.E Ambassador Salhe-Work Zewde,The Chief Guest Amb. Simon Nabukwesi, Director Foreign Service Institute MFA,H.E Amb.Deniz Eke Turkish Ambassador to Kenya,Ms. Karen Freeman – Mission Director, USAID Kenya and East Africa and Mr. Moses Mwenda – Chairperson and Founder Young Diplomats of Kenya.
Young Diplomats of Kenya (YDK) is a pristine association of aspiring diplomats residing in Kenya, the first of its kind in Africa. It’s a platform for aspiring diplomats which seeks to recognize, mentor and empower the next generation of diplomats.
Young Diplomat of Kenya is fully recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. They play an important role in the growth of YDK. Their World class events build bridges and channels to engage all the key voices and major players in international affairs together to create tangible and measurable solutions to some of the world’s most challenging issues.
What transpired that day in Pictures
Address by The Director General UNON, H.E Ambassador Salhe-Work Zewde
Address by H.E Amb.Deniz Eke Turkish Ambassador to Kenya
The Chief Guest Amb. Simon Nabukwesi, Director Foreign Service Institute MFA
Ms. Karen Freeman – Mission Director, USAID Kenya and East Africa
The Director General UNON, H.E Ambassador Salhe-Work Zewde and Moses Mwenda – Chairperson and Founder Young Diplomats of Kenya
Violet Mbiti-Founder Young County Projects Kenya and Vijana Network International Limited
Some of the participants taking a selfie with the Turkish Ambassador to Kenya , H.E Ambassador Deniz Eke
The Kwale Youth and Governance Consortium (KYGC) was formed and duly registered late in 2010 soon after the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. The fact that the Constitution had provided for many opportunities of youths to participate in governance affairs provided the main thrust to its formation. This group has been operating within the Kwale County.
Leadership structure-KYGC is a consortium of many community organizations which together form the KYGC General Assembly. It has the Executive Council which acts as the KYGC secretariat. It then has various thematic departments, each with a leader
Vision and mission of KYGC-KYGC envisages an open, transparent and accountable governance system which is firmly anchored in the national values and principles of governance.
Overall Goal and objective of KYGC-Generally, KYGC aims at being the leading youth led organization in the clamour for good governance. It strives to remain the best in innovation, use of ICT, strong networks that reach the grassroots levels, and constructive relationship with the county government and other partners.
• Among its many activities, KYGC is known globally in e-governance that is, using ICT in ensuring good governance.
• KYGC had carried successful campaign tackling the ideologies in support of succession (MAJIMBOSM) Spearheaded by the popularly known Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) using youth forum and social media also did a survey on the same. Again KYGC used Frontline SMS to receive security information which it used to share with the concerned organs.
• KYGC also brought together myriad number of youth groups and monitored their activities, besides using the same groups in tackling violence ful coexistence. sometimes used the youth forums to challenge them on the ideologies that enhance peace
• KYGC is now known for ICT based budget tracking and budget analysis.
• KYGC carried successful campaigns and advocacy in various agendas including the constitution, security, elections, civil rights etc.
Generally, KYGC aims at being the leading youth led organization in the clamour for good governance. It strives to remain the best in innovation, use of ICT, strong networks that reach the grassroots levels, and constructive relationship with the county government and other partners
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The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by President of the United States Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The need to invest in grooming strong, results-oriented leaders comes out of the statistics: nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60% of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35.
Who will empower and lead these young Africans? Who will shape the future of business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management? In order to answer these questions, YALI promotes three models designed to identify and empower young leaders: the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship, YALI Network, and now the establishment of Regional Leadership Centers across Africa.
The alumni chapter of Kenya therefore takes this opportunity to invite you to the Youth Entrepreneurship Seminar that will take place on the 24th of July 2016 at Athi River SDA Church in Mavoko Constituency Machakos County starting at 8 am running to 5 pm.
Kindly find below the program of the event.
Entrepreneurship Seminar Program