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Project Title: Transport for Pastoral Work and Accompanying Youths and of Sustainable Development in Kisumu County, Nairobi County, Homabay County, Siaya County and Kakamega County – Kenya

Contact Person: Collince Alan Dundo


Amount requested:Kshs 1,800,000 or USD 18,421

Project Duration: 4 Months

Background of Pastoral Programmes in Kenya

Brief History of Youth Initiative Development programme

This programme is anchored within Youth Initiative Development Programme as one of its flagship interventions in Kenya. The organization was registered in 2016 by Collince Alan Dundo, IT expert. He dedicated most of his life to the vulnerable and the poor he encountered in many places he worked. The programme was set up with the aim of promoting higher education among the youths living within the marginalized places and has little opportunity to accessing education. This programme will continue championing his years of services through interventions targeted on transforming the life’s of vulnerable youth. This will be guided by the knowledge that disadvantaged youth in Kenya are in dire need of structured opportunities that equip them with knowledge and skills that promote their transition into better livelihoods. Youth Initiative Development Programme is undertaking this approach after carrying an evaluation of its past’s interventions among the youth and the impact that was realized. Formerly the initiative provided scholarships to vulnerable youth to attain primary and secondary education. In the evaluation it emerged that there was need to shift from this approach to one that promotes vocational training. This shift is influenced by the desire to provide sustainable solution to curb the high rates of unemployment amongst youth in the country and provided appropriate skills sets to match the market demands.

Kenya defines youth as being 15 – 34 years old. This category makes up 35% of the total population. They also have the highest unemployment rate of 67%. Over one million young people enter into the labor market annually without any skills some having either dropped out of school or completed secondary school and not enrolled in any college.A further 155,000 enter in the labor market annually after completing training in TVET or at the university. A total of over 1.3 million new employment places have to be created annually to meet this demand. It should also be noted that, the skills acquired by the college and university graduates often do not meet the expectation of employers.

The Kenyan labor market is one that is characterized by inadequate employment opportunities against a large and growing population of unemployed people especially the youth. It is dual in nature, presenting a small formal sector alongside a large informal sector. Over the 30% of those on wage employment are casuals. Youth with primary education and in formal employment (4%), informal employment (54%), students (14%) and unemployed (14%). Those with secondary education are in: formal employment (12%), informal employment (40%), students (26%), and unemployed (15%). While those with tertiary education are in: formal employment (31%), informal employment (9%), and unemployed (8%).

Geographical Location

Population statistics

Problem Statement

The youths continue to wallow in delinquent behaviour from their peer members yet some of these youths had successfully completed their higher education. There is need for continued evangelisation and pre-evangelisation within these marginalized places and at the same time focusing on the great need for education.

There are major risks connected with inadequate structure to facilitate the youths realise their potential which include:

  • Engagement of youths in drugs and illicit brewing and consumption of alcohol.
  • No hope for futhering their education and therefore stagnation in improving their general livelihood
  • Women are engaged in prostitution and therefore the risk of spreading HIV/Aids.

The geographical location is vast (Nairobi, Kisumu, Siaya, Migori and Homabay county) with many glaring social, economic and political needs. The major problems facing the youth’s women and men in the marginalized places include: -Illicit brewing and alcoholism, Prostitution, Unemployment, Inadequate Evangelisation, Lack of social amenities, Lack of awareness on Human Rights and Development

Youth more so those from disadvantaged backgrounds especially in marginalized places, face many challenges while seeking for employmentThese include few available employment opportunities against a fast growing pool of employment seekers; lack of requisite skills sought by industry due to mismatch of TVET acquired skills and industry expectation; and poor access to information on available opportunities.Other measures are: gender and cultural biases; ethnicity and corruption; unfavorable geographical distribution of jobs; and limited career guidance.Job seekers cite limited financial resources, lack of relevant skills and experience as major obstacles. There is therefore urgent need for stakeholders to strengthen and scale up successful measures targeting quality skill development and employment creation for the youth.

Programme Goals and Objectives

Goal: To positively contribute to the transformation of vulnerable Kenyan youth to access sustainable livelihoods and holistic life’s.


1.To equip vulnerable youth with appropriate skills and knowledge as directed by the labor market.

  • To provide mentorship and guidance to targeted youth focused on responsible citizenship, through facilitating Higher Education, acquisition of skills and knowledge on spiritual, civic education and sustainable development
  • To provide appropriate employment opportunities through partnerships with likeminded organisations.
  • To facilitate youth to establish and manage income generating activities
  • To provide reliable means of transport for pastoral and development work within the five counties.
  • To be able to cover provide services to the local community with minimum resources and time available.
  • Organizing of community to undertake clean up exercises and garbage collection

Programme Strategy/ Listing of Programme Activities

The programmes platform is anchored onprovision of quality and appropriate skills and knowledge to targeted youth that will be carried out through sponsorship This is complemented by services that inculcate professionalism, social and emotional maturity that ensure responsible citizenship The process will be twofold: provision of vocational training and apprenticeship opportunities. The main activities will include the following.

  • Identification and selection of beneficiaries for sponsorship.
  • Identification and selection of training institutions and apprenticeship partners.
  • Provision of counseling and mentorship to all beneficiaries.
  • Placements of graduates of the programme in employment or in own business set-ups.
  • Linkages with stakeholders to open up opportunities for growth.

The interventions aim to attain the following results:

  • Provide a pool of well-equipped labor in targeted sectors of the economy.
  • Contribute to provision of employment to Kenyan youth.
  • Provide companies with avenues to equip their human resource with the right skilled personnel at a much lower cost.
  • Provide companies with structured avenue to contribute to youth empowerment.

How different is the programme?

This intervention undertakes an innovative approach in the following ways:

  • Beneficiary targets: The target population will be derived from a mixed demographic of vulnerable youth who will under normal circumstances not be viable for other support. It will be considering those having completed class eight or dropped out before and also those who have completed form four or dropped out before. The main focus will based on the aptitude of the student coupled with their vulnerability and the desire to achieve transformation through the support.
  • Focus on Vocational training: this are areas that receive little attention from mainstream education and yet are in high demand in the market. This include but not limited to agribusiness, motor vehicle mechanics, carpentry, plumbing, electrical installation, tailoring, masonry, baking among others.
  • Inclusion of mentorship, where all beneficiaries will benefit from a detailed and tailored mentorship programme to enhance their emotional maturity and social sector thus contribute to good citizenship.
  • Inclusion of apprenticeship as part of the learning process. This will provide high quality practical skills and enable the targeted youth to be completive within the labor market. This will also enable the project to partner with likeminded organisations and provide them with appropriate and highly trained individuals for their company’s activities.

Youth Initiative Development Programme therefore facilitate this outreach programme that seeks to promote Pastoral and Development work to communities within the marginalized areas. The programme which is offered through University and technical schools within the marginalized areas enhances the community understanding on issues of Spirituality, Civic Education, Water and Sanitation, Environmental Care while earning them a Diploma or degree in Higher Education.

The primary target groups are youths who are unemployed and have a tendency to fall back to delinquent behavior. The project targets 35 youths from five counties. The project seeks to extend its scope in North eastern due to demand in some other counties. This is an area which has both Christian and Muslim Faiths.

Project Sustainability

Youth Initiative Development Programme will support in repairing of the car and fuel consumption

Project Budget


Total Amount required

Amount in Local Contribution (Kshs)

Total amount

Requested USD

Purchase Toyota Harrier KBB



Contribution from YIDP


Registration and license



Purchase expenses



Sub Total



Total amount requestedUSD 18,421


Amount Requested: Kshs 1,600,000 or USD 16,456

Total Cost of the Project: Kshs 1,800,000 or USD 18,421

Exchange rate used in September USD: Kshs 95


  • A motor vehicle is purchased
  • The log book is obtained, license and insurance are purchased
  • A motor vehicle is insured

Vehicle to be bought.


Fundraising Team


  • Barbara A Berry
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2018
  • God bless your work. I pray you get the funding you need. Please God help this man to help your children. In Jesus name I pray amen.

  • Donated on Feb 14, 2018
  • Great initiative

Feb 14

Caring Hands Touching Hearts Transforming Lives.

Update posted by YIDP KENYA at 03:17 pm

Helping the impoverished youths means different things to different people, but that's the beauty of it. Help others in ways that mean the most to you. if hunger is a concern, you can join us find a means to help feed the poor on your own. In the same manner,. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

2 donors
  • Barbara A Berry
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2018
  • God bless your work. I pray you get the funding you need. Please God help this man to help your children. In Jesus name I pray amen.

  • Donated on Feb 14, 2018
  • Great initiative



Barbara A Berry

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