Techinical tailoring skills training for youth business and employment opportunities is a project of making various designed men and women’s wears for all occasions,tourist bags,re-usable sanitary pads and uniforms of all forms by use of niddles,scissors,razor blades and sewing machines. Tailoring skills training promotes skills development among the youths with formal and non education and also empowers them with life skills development and enables the youth to start up small scale businesses since there is availability of market for the products to both locals and Foreigners thus a source of income. Over 500 youth are expected to acquire knowledge and and skills to enable them establish small scale income generating businesses hence creating meaningful employment opportunities over time for young people.Due to Lack of Technical skills and expertise among youth to create job opportunities through small scale initiatives to fight poverty among youth,many educated are jobless in rural and urban centres. They lack knowledge of identifying that “technical tailoring skills training” is profitable venture and require less capital to start. They also don’t know that making tailoring products can help them start up businesses for their meaningful employment. In addition to this, they lack of access to adequate finance which limits them to access loans from financial lending institution since they don’t have qualateral securities.
They also lack support from there families to start up businesses, the youth budgets are not included and catered for at sub county, District and at Ministry levels that would facilitate the youth programmes . They also have no knowledge in collective marketing, market surveys, value chain addition and knowing where the market is available for the finished products.They also lack advanced tailoring machines to use so as they are able to produce the best products on market demand..From the previous baseline survey and needs assessment of our organization with local leaders in our sub-county, in the lessons learnt the Report indicated that a number of the youths interested in tailoring training but are unemployed due to lack of technical vocational training and lack of capital of starting up small scale income generating projects and access to friendly financial lending services.