Nairobi, 13th March, 2023
Nairobi City County is seeking to empower Nairobi youths through the County’s One Stop Centre, a centre that trains youths of both genders in Mobile repairs and Computers.
Said the County Chief Officer, Sports, Oscar Igaida, when he visited the center, “Nairobi City County Government will partner with Franky’s Foundation which is currently training the first batch of 55 youths in computer and mobile phone repairs. In 2023, we intend to train three batches of 55 youths per batch every 3 months. In total, one hundred and sixty-five (165) Nairobi based youths will benefit from the free courses and are expected to graduate in December 2023 after undertaking short courses in computer and phone repairs.”
Nairobi Governor, Sakaja Johnson, in his manifesto, has an elaborate plan for training and empowering youths in the city as well as building their capacity. The Governor has also set aside funds for the completion of sports complexes in various sub counties in the city which will be widely used for identifying and nurturing talent amongst Nairobi youths as well as keeping them away from drugs, criminal activities and early pregnancy.
“Governor Sakaja’s government will ensure the establishment of One Stop Youth Centres in each sub county by 2027. The future plan of the county government is to draw youths from both sexes in informal settlements like Kibra, Korogocho, Mukuru, Kayole, Mathare, and other informal settlements to benefit from this program. We have also involved the Umbrella of Muungano youth group who are currently undertaking a community mapping and data base collection that will ensure our youth in Nairobi are clustered into working groups as this will greatly assist the county with Planning, developing programs and policies targeted towards Nairobi youths.”