“2JIAJIRI” is an ambitious Ksh50 billion youth empowerment program launched by KCB Foundation which is expected to benefit 500,000 entrepreneurs in 5 years time creating about 2.5 million direct and indirect jobs in Kenya.
According to KCB Group CEO, Joshua Oigara, the bank has set aside 15 billion every year in the coming 5years to provide vocational and enterprise development skills that will enhance employment especially in the agricultural, engineering, construction, domestic and beauty sectors for its beneficiaries across the country
Upcoming entrepreneurs will receive technical skills and financial support for startup businesses while existing entrepreneurs will be given a platform to up their skills to drive them to starting their own businesses.
About 2000 youths have started classes in 89 training institutions across the country which will take 3-6 years then proceed to 12month incubation programme that will promote ideas and provide concepts for them to enter into the last step of the programme which is entering into the market. According to some of the beneficiaries of the programme, this will be a game changer for them and uplift their standard of living through running their own businesses.
Kenya will go far if we start implementing our plans now and stop relying too much of aids but rather start investing on what we have and the potential we possess.
Author: Joan Macharia
Ambitious young lady trying to find her way into the harsh and destructible world. View all posts by Joan Macharia