Creating sustainable employment in Kenya

The overall objective of the commitment is to promote job creation and active participation of young people in the labour market by equipping them with business development and entrepreneurial skills, and facilitating access to finance between 2020-2024. The objective will target all youth regardless of their background in Kenya, in particular youth from rural communities and informal settlements. Garden of Hope Foundation will finance the commitment through its various partners.

Entity

Garden of Hope Foundation Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Partners

  • Teach A Man To Fish

    Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

  • Impact Hub Media

    Media

    Policy, advocacy and convening power

  • Ministry of Public Service and Gender

    Government or intergovernmental entity

    Policy, advocacy and convening power

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes
  • 4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
  • 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
  • 4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy
  • 5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
  • 5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
  • 5.5 Ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
  • 5.c Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels
  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training
  • 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment
  • 10.1 By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average
  • 10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
  • 10.3 Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard
  • 10.5 Improve the regulation and monitoring of global financial markets and institutions and strengthen the implementation of such regulations

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Enterprise development has been an important strategy for addressing the youth unemployment challenge. Education and training are critical tools for addressing the mismatches between skills development and training programs, entrepreneurship and the demands of the job market. GoHF seeks to promote youth entrepreneurship through training, mentorship, and support in enterprise development. GoHF will work with youth both in and out of school, who are passionate about entrepreneurship and are in need of skills development and support for the establishment and expansion of viable enterprises. GoHF’s work with out of school youth centres on the transfer of innovation and skills in identifying investment opportunities, developing entrepreneurial strategies and using enterprise management tools. Apart from developing business management skills, the commitment will focus on developing young people's entrepreneurial skills. Furthermore, GoHF intends to establish a micro-enterprise fund to support the youth start-ups.

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Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 2,000 young people trained in relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, ICT skills and soft skills

    5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

    Garden of Hope Foundation will focus on developing young people's business management and entrepreneurial skills. Furthermore, GoHF intends to establish a micro-enterprise fund to support the youth start-ups.

    BY: Jun 2022
  • 1,000 young people gained work experience, including through internships and quality apprenticeships

    8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

    After the training, Garden of Hope Foundation will link young people to relevant internship and job placements to ensure they they are equiped with job-ready skills.

    BY: Jul 2020
  • 1,000 youth-led enterprises created or improved

    4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy

    Garden of Hope Foundation will ensure youth have access to credits through private public partnerships. The credits will be distributed equally to young people who completed the training program. The credits will help establish and expand youth enterprises.

    BY: Jul 2020
  • 2,000 knowledge sharing or advocacy tactics on youth employment carried out, including events, campaigns and media items

    4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy

    Most youth in Kenya and around world have access to Internet and smart phones. Garden of Hope Foundation will leverage the internet to ensure that youth have access to job opportunties, relevent information regarding employment, events and other activities that could help them gain knowldege, access information and employment opportunities.

    BY: Jul 2020

Start

01-Jun-2020

End

31-Dec-2024

USD 200,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

2,000

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: All ages 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-35

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young people in rural areas
  • Young women
  • Young men
  • Youth with disabilities
  • Low-income individuals
  • Young people with low levels of education and/or drop-outs
  • Graduates of second-level education and students in third-level education or beyond

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