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Youth Empowerment Project Mombasa

A future of endless possibilities waits you

Approximately 39% of Kenya’s youth are unemployed, according to census data and this has led to a serious repercussions on self-esteem, poverty eradication efforts, social stability and equity.

The research found out that unemployment in Kenya is very high. The top causes are increased population, rapid technological change, lack of education or skills and rising cost. The various effects of unemployment include financial, social and psychological problems. Unemployment has become a major problem which affects our life, health, economy and community. Unemployment has been seen to cause the following effects:

  • Leads to dependency.

  • Prostitution.

  • Crime.

  • Drug abuse.

  • Corruption.

  • Inflation.

According to Business Daily, nearly half or 49 percent of youth in Mombasa have no jobs compared to 43 and 41 percent in Nairobi and Kisumu respectively. The personal and social costs of unemployment include severe financial hardship and poverty, debt, homelessness and housing stress, family tensions and breakdown, boredom, alienation, shame and stigma, increased social isolation, crime, erosion of confidence and self-esteem.

Why Youth Empowerment?

Youth engagement helps build an important protective factors related to mental health since it provides opportunities for youth to connect with their peers, build networks and increase the sense that they are not alone.

In promoting and ensuring young people's democratic and social rights, we encourage youth social and political participation at all community life by offering opportunities both online and offline for personal and social development.

Mishomoroni Legends is one of the pilot project which encourages youth to identify their own interests and activities where they can make positive changes. Their aim is to create a healthier and higher quality of life for unprivileged and at-risk youths. The project brought together a group of youth for a business start-up on Poultry and a snack parlor.

The project was officially launched with the presence of the current MP. Hon Ali Mbogo who also extended he's hand of help to support the group expand their innovation. This is a pace that have been set by the Mishomoroni legends to all the youths with a dream of venturing into business. Everything is possible.

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