“No One Out, InJob”

Photo By Timoth Papa

NO ONE OUT Organization in partnership with Christian Blind Mission (CBM), companionship at work (CoWA), Girl child network, and Technical and vocational education and training authority (TVETA) among other organizations, on Thursday launched a 3-year project which seeks to promote the educational, social, and professional inclusion of vulnerable young people and youth with disability in Kenya.

The project launched at Bahati Vocational Training Center in Nairobi is dubbed “InJob.”

InJob project coordinator Diego Longoni while speaking to Signs Tv stated that the project will run in 15 counties across the country and will target Vulnerable young people and youth with disabilities 15-35yrs and educational staff over 35 yrs.

InJob Project Coodinator Diego Longoni/Photo by Timoth Papa

The counties include Nairobi, Embu, Busia, Kitui, Machakos, Nyamira, Homa Bay, Elgeyo Marakwet, Transnzoia, Kiambu, Muranga, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Makueni.

The project also seeks to strengthen the public vocational training system (TVET) for the educational inclusion and employment of vulnerable young people and youth with disabilities in Kenya.

Several TVET institution principals from Nairobi county led by the host principal Kepher Nyamweya warmly received the idea from the organizations adding that they are ready to receive and support the vulnerable youth and persons with disabilities in their institutions.

Bahati Vocational Training Centre Principal Kepher Nyamweya/ Photo By Timoth Papa

At the same time, National Council for Persons With Disabilities (NCPWD) Chief Disability Officer Titus Yego revealed that the council has already rolled out advocacy campaigns in the institutions to enhance PWDs awareness ahead of project InJob” implementation.

He further stated that they are working closely with the ministry of education to ensure PWD learners in the institutions get bursaries to support their learning as well as ensuring the institution’s infrastructures are disability-friendly.

NCPWD Chief Disability Officer Titus Yego/PHOTO BY TIMOTH PAPA

According to Mr Longoni, by 2030, they are hoping to have substantially increased the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for, employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship.

To achieve this, he said the organizations will ensure the aforementioned groups access inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities.

Cake Cutting Session/photo by Timoth Papa


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