Skills Development and Employment​

Kenya Youth Employment Opportunities (KYEOP)

Kenya Youth Employment Opportunities (KYEOP)

The Government of Kenya, in partnership with the World Bank, is implementing the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP) 2016 – 2021. The project development objective of KYEOP is to increase employment and earning opportunities among targeted young people across Kenya. The project aims to reach over 280,000 youth during the project period.

The main beneficiaries of the proposed project will be youth between 18-29 years of age (with some component extending up to 35years) who are jobless and have experienced extended spells of unemployment or who are currently working in vulnerable jobs. The level of education of targeted beneficiaries will be up to Form 4. 

The project will reach youth within selected counties in urban and rural areas.

The project has four distinct components, which are inter-linked and aim to reach youth directly and indirectly.

Component 1: Improving youth employability;

Component 2: Support for job creation;

Component 3: Labour Market Information System (LMIS)

Component 4:  Strengthening youth policy development and project management

National Youth Service (NYS)

National Youth Service (NYS)

The National Youth Service (NYS) was established in April 1964 through an Act of Parliament as a Department charged with the mandate of “training of young citizens to serve the nation and the employment of its members in tasks of national importance and in the service of the nation”. In 2014, NYS was restructured and rebranded through the 5- Point Vision to champion transformative youth empowerment in Kenya.

In 2018, the Government proposed further restructuring of the NYS into a corporate body so as to strengthen its operations and management as well as address governance and monitoring aspects of the Service activities. In this regard, the President assented to the NYS Bill becoming law in December 2018, setting into motion a series of activities to reform the Service. The reform process will be a critical component in the implementation of NYS policies, programmes and projects during the period of this strategic plan

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@Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender || 2019