At CeTD, we realize that empowerment is a necessary determinant of young people’s participation in national, regional and district or local level decision-making processes. We continue to assert that, for inclusiveness in any social intervention programme, the policy process should be all-embracing sharing of knowledge and active stakeholders’ participation which includes the youth.
The fact that young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation, cannot be over emphasized. We believe that once we empower youths, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society margins, all of us will be impoverished. To this effect, we need to ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.
CeTD’s youth empowerment program
Our program focuses seeking to encourage and train youth to be passionate about their development, to be proactive, creative, and intelligent and also act on their behalf. Ironically, we’ve noted that youth are often excluded from conversations and programmes that seek to improve their life chances and options.
The youth empowerment aspects of our program focus on improving the availability of quality education across the
country and increasing civic engagement of Kenya’s youth. In a nutshell our youth empowerment activities entail;
Connecting youth across the country to share best practices and strategize nationally on youth issues.
Development of youth entrepreneurship programmes.
Engaging the youth in community volunteering services.
Creating national platforms for youth to make sure their voices are heard.
Preparing the youth for the job market.