In Kenya, a remarkable 75% of people are under 30 years old. Although this rising generation represents the majority of the nation’s active job seekers, staggering unemployment drastically limits the ability of Kenyan youth to reach their potential. Without marketable skills, it is very difficult for them to earn a living wage, support their families, and break the cycles of poverty that plague many communities.
With the help of friends like you, we are partnering with Tumaini Children’s Home in Nyeri, Kenya, to build a Vocational Training Center that will give Kenyans the chance to reach their potential and lift up their families and communities. The Vocational Training Center will create opportunities for young men and women to enroll in certified programs and learn much-needed skills such as plumbing, welding, and tailoring.
Your generosity recently enabled us to complete the construction of the center’s roof—a significant milestone. The next phase involves plastering the external walls of this 29,000 square-foot building. We have already raised $30,000 for this next phase and now seek to raise an additional $30,000. Once the external walls are complete, work will begin on the staircase banisters, door and window casements, internal plastering, electrical conduits, plumbing and piping, painting, and finishes.
We at Learn for Life Kenya are extremely grateful to all of you for joining us on this journey, which is giving hope to youth in this marginalized community and across Kenya.