Strathmore Educational Trust
In Kenya, more than 67% of the unemployed are young, and of this group, around 90% have no training. There is also a large gap between the skills required by the market and those offered by various educational institutions. In addition, the informal microenterprise sector employs almost 9 out of every 10 workers in the private sector. Boosting productivity and encouraging integration in the formal sector would increase employment, improve access to credit and contribute to the increase in national GDP. In this context, the Eastlands College of Technology, since 2003, offers professional training in the field of electronic technology and communications to disadvantaged and unemployed youth in the suburbs of Nairobi.
The aim of the project is to strengthen the Eastlands College of Technology by setting up a mechanical and equipment laboratory
Recipients: 60 students from the mechanics course, aged 18-35, from the outskirts of Nairobi.
Harambee’s Contribution: € 20,000