Creating an enabling environment-youth policy and advocacy

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Youths are the most marginalized in many communities yet they are the backborne of every economy since they possess lots of potential- mental, physical and emotional. Giving them support to have a voice in issues affecting them will give them the opportunity to contribute positively in national development. In kenya, we have enabling environments like, "kazi kwa vijana"-meanig work for the youths. In this rural roads manual jobs and tree planting exercises are given to the young.

John mbugua (talk)09:06, 18 February 2011

"kazi kwa vijana"-meaning work for the youths sounds very interesting to me. I hope the Kenyan youth take advantage of this.--Kafuiaheto 07:15, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Kafuiaheto (talk)19:15, 19 February 2011


In Zambia, the youth constitute for over 60% of the population, these are the future leaders. For this reason, we need create a enabling environment that deals with issues that affect the would be leaders by creating jobs, dealing with issues of entrepreneurship, HIV & AIDS and poverty as well as other problems related to the youth.

Mwaba (talk)09:28, 21 March 2011

Hi Kafuiaheto, taking advantage is one thing sustaining the Kazi Kwa vijana is another thing all together.

Sang (talk)02:51, 5 April 2011

That's some great work from Kenya. How is the political interference in those jobs? In Zambia it is more about which political party you belong to for you to access such jobs.

Remmy (talk)01:36, 9 March 2011

HI Remmy, of course politics in Africa interferes with almost everything, in Kenya we are lucky though, given that we have a coalition government of two major political parties which in a way act as check a balance to ensure equity in sharing the jobs. this jobs however are menial with payment based on piece rate or daily rate, and no other benefits attached to the job.

Sang (talk)02:47, 5 April 2011

Hi Mbogua, i totally agree with you that effort has been made to address you unemployement, but has you know there has been challenges on sustaining this good initiative.

Sang (talk)02:43, 5 April 2011