Youth Innovation CentresFebruary 2, 2023 2023-02-02 7:58
Youth Innovation Centres
In response to dynamic and complex public sector challenges, Kenya School of Government has continued to respond to unique societal demands through establishment of dedicated delivery units for specialized programs. Youth Innovation Centres have been established to disseminate knowledge that addresses sector specific issues and phenomena
The Kenyan youth are vital for the realization of national development agenda, specifically Vision 2030. The School has therefore established Youth Innovation Centres in Tana River and Isiolo counties to empower the youth in ICT, sports, creativity, entrepreneurship, innovativeness and leadership potential amongst young men and women at the grassroots.
In partnership with UNDP established essential computer literacy course to empower the youths of Isiolo and Tana River through the KSG-accredited curriculum that combines computer applications training as well essential life skills. Since its inception, the number of participants who have benefited has steadily grown.
The objectives of the Centres are as follows:
- Capacity building and setting up of computer labs to support AGPO, ICT training, entrepreneurship and leadership.
- Establish innovation, creative and film hubs to support talent development in film making, drama and music.
- Coaching, mentorship and counselling services unit to support guidance and counselling for youth.
- Creation of sports arena that will host indoor and outdoor games for the youth.