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Techincal tailoring skills for youth bussiness and employment oportunities

Equip young people with formal and non formal education with technical skills for creation of self employment

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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.

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The project will cater for all individual status of the beneficiaries ranging from the people with disabilities,youth,women and girls with formal or non formal education.

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I have worked in implimenting various project training youth in entrepreneurship and finance management.we train youth in handcrafts,brick making,goat and poultry keeping for income generation

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