RADIO TALK SHOW
On Friday, 17th Jan 2013. YIKE under the project "Child Protection, Education and Awareness" will be live on Koch FM, 99.9 from 8.00 am - 8.30 am. The panel will be discussing issues relating to children rights and their protection. The panel will be made of the Executive Director of YIKE, Mr. Stephen Samba, the area chief of Korogocho and a representative from the District Children Officer.
VULNERABLE YOUTH ENROLLED IN TRAINING CENTERS
Under the Livelihoods and Community Health Strategy, 48 youth were enrolled in training centers offering courses in vocational skills. The youth are from Dandora, Mukuru, Kariobangi, Huruma and Mathare. The youth are being trained in carpentry, tailoring, food and beverage and driving. These youth are expected to either access employment or receive business start up capital as part of YIKEs revolving fund.
(students during a practical food and beverage and tailoring classes)
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS (CHWs)
under the livelihoods and community health strategy project, three community units from Mukuru were identified. These are Crescent Unit, Hamaso Unit and Maandazi Unit. Each of these unit is scheduled to undergo a training in business and financial management after which they are to come up with business plans for business start-ups. in Each unit, 50 members are targeted as project participants.
So far, two community units have undergone their training and have come up with the plans. The monetary facilitation that they will receive will be in form of a revolving fund. Their businesses will be monitored by project staff and offer advice on running of these businesses.
ICT GRADUATION AND INTAKE
In September 2013, the course 1, third intake students that had been studying basic computer skills at YIKEs resource center had their graduation ceremony at PCEA Eastleigh church. 20 students from YIKE received their certificates. Only 2 students had dropped out of the class as the initial number of students was 22.
A week after their graduation, interviews were done at YIKE for new students and among the many that turned up for the interview, 20 students were picked for the classes that are set to start in October 2013 and run till December 2013. This is the last intake of students for 2013.
2nd Year Groups Trained In Business and Entrepreneurship.
Starting the week of 16th September, the ten (10) 2nd year groups are expected to undergo training in Business and Entrepreneurship skills. This will also incorporate financial management skills. Each group will be trained for 3 half days at a venue of their choice. 20 group members are targeted for each group such that at the end of the training, the project will have reached at least 200 members. Previously in 2013, the 2nd groups have undergone training in Personal finance. The groups to be trained are Chini YA Mnazi Youth Group, Philadelphia Refugee Youth Group, Madoya Tumaini Youth Group, Mukuru Fuata Nyayo Youth Group, Unique World Viewers, Dagoretti Youth Group, Young Christian of Integrity, Downstream Youth Group, Hekaya Youth Group and Gifted Ladies.
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY CELEBRATION 2013
Every year, the world marks international Youth Day on August 12. In 2013, this day will be celebrated on Monday, august 12 and YIKE will be hosting an event to celebrate this. At Huruma Sports Ground, starting at 9.00 am, youth, the community, YIKE partners and invited guests will be meeting for the celebration. The days theme is "Youth Migration: moving development forward". The day will be celebrated through guest speeches, youth performances (skit, dance, rap and acrobats), crazy Olympics, youth testimonials and youth exhibition.
The event is targeting over 500 youth and community members.
YIKE, having been started in 2003 will also be celebrating its 10th year anniversary and this will be marked by cake cutting.
You are all welcome to celebrate with us.
FIRST YEAR TRAININGS
in 2013, the training and research project organized and recruited 9 youth groups from the informal settlements of Nairobi. These groups will undergo a 2 day training in Team building, conflict resolution and communication. The trainings are set to start on 8th May 2013 and run through till 31st May. The groups that will benefit from these trainings are Kariobangi Marura Self Help Group, Pillars Youth Group, Millenium Productions, United Arts Youth Group, Korogocho Arts, Culture, Artisan and skills group, Mathare Vijana Development organization, Blessed Youth group, sky youth self help group and Sanaa Utamaduni. The groups are involved in different income generating activities ranging from garbage collection, traditional performances, water vending, acting, cyber cafe and running of a green house for vegetables growth.