In a bid to empower the youth and enhance skill development, the Member of County Assembly (MCA) of Kiru Ward, Thuku Ngunu, has sponsored 100 young individuals to pursue technical courses at Wanjohi Vocational Training Centre. The MCA has generously covered most of the expenses, requiring the beneficiaries to pay a minimal fee of Ksh2,000 to the vocational centre management.
Additionally, Governor Irungu Kang’ata of Murang’a County has enlisted 1,050 youth into Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) following their participation in cleaning and maintenance activities across 144 market centers. The youth, recruited to the Murang’a Youth Service (MYS), will undergo training in various skills such as tiling, painting, hairdressing, beauty, plumbing, welding, and electrical wiring.
- MCA’s Sponsorship:
- MCA Thuku Ngunu sponsors 100 youth from Kiru Ward for technical courses at Wanjohi Vocational Training Centre.
- Beneficiaries are required to pay only Ksh2,000 to the vocational centre, with the MCA covering the rest of the expenses, including the NITA examination fee.
- Priority is given to those pursuing Beauty and Hairdressing, with enrollment in two cohorts.
- Governor’s Youth Employment Initiative:
- Governor Irungu Kang’ata enlists 1,050 youth recruited to Murang’a Youth Service (MYS) into Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) across the county.
- The first cohort has reported to 32 VTCs, where they will undergo training in skills such as tiling, painting, hairdressing, beauty, plumbing, welding, and electrical wiring.
- The youth participated in cleaning and maintenance activities in 144 market centers during their two-month service at MYS.
- Financial Support and Self-Reliance:
- After completing the training, each youth will receive Ksh15,000 to support them in starting their businesses.
- During their service at MYS, the youth were paid Ksh500 per day, emphasizing the aim of promoting self-reliance among the participants.
The initiatives led by MCA Thuku Ngunu and Governor Irungu Kang’ata in sponsoring youth for vocational training and providing employment opportunities demonstrate a commitment to youth empowerment and skill development in Kiru Ward and Murang’a County, respectively. These efforts aim to equip young individuals with valuable skills that will contribute to their personal growth and the overall development of the community.