Young people in Nakuru have a reason to smile after the County Government of Nakuru in partnership with Ajiry and International Labour Organisation ( ILO) launched a program to mentor and train youths from different wards across the county.
This is aimed at helping young people generate their business ideas and start businesses.
Already quite a number of youths drawn from different Wards across County have been talen through the training sessions.
Under the leadership of H.E Susan Kihika on Continuous and capacity development, the Chief Officer for Youths ,Sports and Talents Ms. Stellah Mwaura said that youths are mentored on soft skills as well basic computer operations to empower them to generate their own business ideas and start their own businesses.
The department has been undertaking trainings for the past two months.
Speaking during the training sessions, Mr. Martin Gichinga from the Office of the Governor emphasised the Importance of having early training on computer packages sessions to empower our youths and improve their skills for the current market.
He encouraged the trainees to pass on the knowledge they’ve acquired to others.
“This is a commitment by Governor Susan Kihika to empower young people in the county and I urge those who have been trained to also pass the knowledge to others so that we can grow together,” stated Gichinga.
In attendance was Director for Youth Affairs Mr. Josphat Kimemia, Dr. Isaac Kiema – National Programme Coordinator-ILO and Ajiry Program Manager.