FAQs

How can I access information about the project and recruitment?

Information about the project can be accessed through any of the following channels:

Are there any rules on class attendance?

  1. Students are required to attend not less than 80% of classes.
  2. Students that may have an issue that could interfere with class attendance should at the earliest time contact the head of the respective training center and/or the Youth Development Officer for guidance.

How do I access the services?

  1. Youth that are interested to participate in the Project will be notified as follows:
  • A Call for Youth advertisement will be placed on a national newspaper/s.
  • A copy of the advertisement and other updates will be placed on the KYEOP website.
  • Advertisement will be aired on selected radio stations.
  • Youth Field Officers of the Ministry of Public Service, Youth, and Gender Affairs at Sub-County level will visit various areas within the County to sensitize the youth about the Call for Youth and assist interested individuals to fill out the forms and submit them online.

2. To be eligible for selection, applicants will have to submit their application forms online and ensure that:

  • They are between 18 to 29 years of age.
  • They have an ID.
  • They have proof of education level reached i.e. Form 4 certificate.
  • They are not currently employed.

3. A computerized randomization process will be used to pick / select successful applicants from the pool of applications that have been received by the last day of application process.

4. The youth that will have been successfully picked / selected through the randomization process will be notified of the results.

What value do the youth get from the project?

Youth that successfully complete the training and internship / work experience program will have enhanced their capacity to:

  • Increase earnings
  • Enhance wealth creation
  • Be employable
  • Be marketable
  • Have the ability to run businesses profitably
  • Increase staying power
  • Be part of the formal financial sector

Will the rest of the Counties participate and when?

Other Counties will participate in subsequent Cycles e.g. Cycle 3.

Why and how were the Counties selected for Cycle 2?

The selection of Counties for Cycle 2 was done based on population density, poverty levels, rural-urban mix, demographics of the population, presence of implementing agencies, and opportunities for youth to access entrepreneurship and job opportunities.

Why 18-29 years age limit for applicants interested in the Training and Internship program?

This is because in Kenya, the age group of 18-29 has double the rate of unemployment compared to other age groups.

What does one need to be able to apply i.e. Eligibility?

The following are minimum requirements that would determine if you qualify to participate in the Project.

A)  Training & Work Experience in the Private Sector:

  • Be a youth aged between 18-29
  • Have education level of up to form four or below
  • Not currently employed
  • Not currently enrolled in school or planning to join in the next 8 months

B)  Grants:

1)Startup Grants

  • Be a youth aged between 18-29
  • Have education level of up to form four or below
  • Not currently employed
  • Not currently enrolled in school or planning to join in the next 8 months

2)Expansion Grants

  • Be a youth aged between 18-35
  • Have an existing registered business
  • Must be a youth owned business

C) Certification

  1. Certification for Youth with Skills but no Certificate
  • Be a youth aged between 18-29
  • Ave education level of up to form four or below
  • Not currently employed
  • Not currently enrolled in school or planning to join in the next 8 months

2.  Certification for Master-Craftsmen (Persons with Special Skills Practiced Over Time)

  • No age limit
  • Must be an expert in a certain craft or skill that is useful to the society and have economic relevance viability
  • Must be willing to undergo training to upgrade their skills

D)    Access to Labor Market Information System

What does KYEOP offer to the youth?

The aim of KYEOP is to empower the youth in Kenya through provision of the following opportunities:

  1. Training and Work Experience i.e.:
  • Life Skills
  • Core Business Skills
  • Sector specific skills
  • Entrepreneurship skills
  • On job training (apprenticeship)
  • Internships
  1. Provision of Grants i.e.:
  • Provide startup capital
  • Provide business expansion grants
  1. Certification i.e.:
  • Enhance the skill base and certification of Master-Craftsmen
  • Enhance the skill base and certification of Craftsmen
  1. Access to Labor Market Information System

What is KYEOP?

KYEOP is an acronym for Kenya Youth Empowerment and Opportunities Project.

This is a national project that is designed to equip young people between the age of 18 to 29 with Life Skills Training and Core Business Skills Training as well as internship opportunities or work experience that would enhance their capacity to secure sustainable livelihoods.

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