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KYEOP (Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project) has had a great impact to many youths. Here are some testimonials from some  beneficiaries.

The KYEOP Trainer Experience

Jacqueline Akinyi, a KYEOP Fashion & Design Master-Craftsman based in Nairobi County, shares her experience in the project.

She also advises youth to apply for KYEOP , “The program will benefit you because you’ll be able  to open your own business thus gaining employment,” she tells the youth.

“Above all you’ll be your own boss,” she adds

Life Skills Training

Find out how Life Skills Training (LST) equips KYEOP Training and Internship beneficiaries with adaptive and positive behavior that enables them to effectively deal with the demands and challenges of everyday life.

Practicing life skills can also lead to enhanced qualities such as self-esteem, sociability and tolerance.

Welding beneficiary

Laurice Peter is a KYEOP Cycle One Welding and Fabrication Beneficiary based in Dagoretti, Nairobi County. He is glad to have joined KYEOP and encourages his fellow youth to join the project as well.

“Through internship and craftsmanship, we shall mentor men and women who are ready to work for this nation,” he says.

Landscaping Beneficiaries

Teresia Wambui and Christine Wanyonyi are KYEOP Cycle One Landscaping Beneficiaries based in Westlands, Nairobi.

Together with their Master-Craftsman, the young ladies share their KYEOP experience and future plans.

Plumbing Beneficiary

Joseph Nguyu is a KYEOP Cycle One Plumbing Beneficiary based in Nairobi County.

When asked how KYEOP has impacted his life, Joseph says that the project transformed him from being a street youth to being his own boss.

“I can now run my own business,” he says.

Cyber Services Beneficiary

Zablon Shagwira is a KYEOP Cyber Services Beneficiary from Kasarani, Nairobi County, specializing in Computer Repair.

“The project has helped me to understand myself,” says Zablon, “during Life Skills Training, I was able to understand my weaknesses and my strengths”.

“Core Business Skills Training also taught me how the world of business works,” he adds.

Bead-work Beneficiary

Diana Mathenge, a KYEOP Business Grant Beneficiary from Ngong (Nairobi County), shares the story of how the money she received transformed her Bead-work business and helped her uplift members of her community.

“Five thousand can birth a million!” says Diana, “The secret is just knowing how you can organise yourself”.

Willis' Testimonial

Willis Ochieng is a KYEOP beneficiary from Kisumu County with special needs. He learnt about the Project through his sister and is glad to have had an opportunity to join.

Through Life Skills Training, Willis learnt to be confident, principled and independent. “I hope to be a great person after KYEOP” he added.

He also learnt from Core Business Skills Training how to start and run a business and aspires to own a poultry farm that would employ other Youth.

“I am a changed person. I am not as before” said Willis.

Shamim's Testimonial

Shamim Suleiman Hassan is a young Nubian lady from Kibos, Kisumu County. She is the eighth born in a family of ten children, both her parents are deceased. Shamim lives with her older sister who is trying her best to support her. Before learning about KYEOP, she was engaging in small businesses in an effort to become self-sufficient.

Through KYEOP, Shamim has received Life Skills Training and Core Business Skills Training which have empowered her with the necessary knowledge to navigate not only the business world but life in general.

“I have benefitted a lot from KYEOP, before, I used to spend my wages on unnecessary luxuries but now I have learnt the value of saving money and how to utilize my skills to become a successful entrepreneur”.

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