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1.0 EASTLEIGHWOOD PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

1.1 INTRODUCTION
EASTLEIGHWOOD programs are designed to give the best need-based skills to young people living in Eastleigh Community. The organization is determined to improve the quality of life through trainings, outreach programs, arts, culture and media production. The following is a review of Eastleighwood programs;

1.2 EASTLEIGHWOOD PROGRAMS
1.2.1 SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM
The program was initiated in March 2014 in anticipation to inculcate the basic life and technical skills to Eastleigh youths with informal education. We opened a Resource center where youths are given trainings. The STEP initiative is a 3 months training program, where youths are awarded certificates on completion of their training. In our roadmap to creating employment opportunities and alternative means of income generating activities, Eastleighwood STEP initiative targets to train 500 youths by December 2017. The program is splitted into the following sub-training programs;
1.2.1.1 Basic computer skills trainings
The training aims at providing the basic computing skills to youths interested to work as clerks, cashiers and sole entrepreneurs. The basic computer skills vocational training is a 3 months program which targets 10 students per Quarter. We have our own training curriculum, which is localized to ensure every youth understand the basic concepts.
1.2.1.1.2 Basic entrepreneurship training
Basic entrepreneurship training is a program which targets young upcoming youth entrepreneurs from poor and vulnerable households, who are willing and passionate to venture into the business world. Eastleigh being the business center, there are many emerging and unmatched business opportunities, which if youths are mentored and motivated to do can transform their livelihoods. We train youths on different business ventures, business plan development and financial literacy skills (Saving and budgeting). We are targeting 15 young entrepreneurs per Quarter. These youths will then be grouped and put under a special program to access small grants and loans from micro financial institutions and the government to use as start up kits for IGAs. This is part of the move to eradicate extreme poverty among the poor households in Eastleigh.
1.2.1.1.3 Basic Language skills training program
This is a 3 months language program targeting to enroll all the youths with no skills & knowledge in neither Kiswahili nor English. The program targets the Somalia Refugee youths who are just from camps, who doesn’t speak in either language to increase their bargaining power with the business community, the security and to ensure unity through smooth flow and sharing of information. We normally use internal localized basic language curriculum to teach them. They are then exposed to internet and media platforms to learn more and practice their skills after the completion of their training. There is no specific number targeted per Quarter, as the program depends solely on the skills demand from our youths.

 

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