1 SLUM 100 COMPUTERS PROJECT

The 1 Slum 100 Computers project was a program designed to provide free computer training and entrepreneurship mentoring for disadvantaged youth in the Eastern Nairobi slums and informal settlements, in sessions over a period of 6 months which eventually led to the beneficiaries designing of a profitable computer-based business.

At completion of the training and mentorship, each group was then to receive a loan package of basic equipment worth an amount not exceeding Ksh.250,000, for their business plan. On top of that, they were to receive project personnel to work with them for the business development until the loan is fully repaid. For self-sustainability, the program required loan repayment with interests of 12 and 15% if paid within 12 months and 24 months respectively.

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The project started its implementation on November 3rd, 2014 with the following three youth groups participating in the program as the first (pilot) bunch, also known as, Class I

  • New Generation Outreach- Mathare
  • Big Achievers Self Help Group- Kariobangi South and
  • Kayole Catholic Youth Group

BEE PROJECT

The BEE Project was a capacity building project that brought together a global partnership from 13 different organizations from 4 different continents with the aim to tackle youth unemployment by bridging together the educational sector, labour market, youth and public institutions and enabling young people to undergo work-based learning periods.

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READ PROJECT

Youth illiteracy is still rife in many countries around the world. According to statistics, globally, 124 million children and young adolescents are not in school or they drop out before completing the full course of basic education. Therefore the READ project and its partners share the mission to enhance the participation of youth and disadvantaged learners to society, promoting inclusive education and equality. This project is fully committed to constantly explore new youth work approaches and methodologies. The project draws its origin from the long engagement for the empowerment of young people through non-formal learning.

The aim of READ project is to promote reading to young people in an integrated and creative manner. Through local and mobility activities, the project addresses the problem of illiteracy, the risk of school dropout & the lack of interest that young people have towards reading. Targeting those marginalized youngsters, READ will stimulate the interest in reading as a way to open up the imagination, using nonformal methodologies, offering cultural & creative activities.

READ Project


LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING

The ITF Leadership and entrepreneurship trainings Consist of Debates, forums, seminars and camps giving youth's life didactic principles providing with rigorous, intensive instructions that shoves them to expand their boundaries of knowledge .These youth experience an intellectual and spiritual growth which molds them into great leaders and entrepreneurs.

Reflect Experiment Capture (REC)

The REC project started in December 2018 and finished in November 2021. Its main objective has been to involve young people in a process of reflection on violence, especially bullying, cyberbullying, gender-based violence and isolation/indifference, through the use of arts and experimental filmmaking, with the aim to empower them to prevent situations of harassment and, at the same time, enhance their ICT and soft skills, smoothing their way to employment. ITF in partnership with 4 other youth-led organisations: FundaciĆ³n INTRAS, Dejavato Foundation, ICESIE and CJD brought the REC Project which combined Art, Experimental film-making, new technologies and violence prevention in a single initiative. Addressing some of the societal topics that we as young people face like: Bullying(Cyber bullying), Gender Based Violence, Physical Violence, isolation and indefferences. Therefore here in Kenya, ITF in collaboration with Kinyanjui Polytechnic, PCEA Kikuyu youth and The University of Nairobi had workshops that helped formulate responses, solutions and a call for action aimed at creating awareness and sensitization around these topics through the REC Replay Labs Activity in Kenya.

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Young Social Innovators (YSI)

Given the increasingly young pool of labor, there is a growing need to explore alternatives to traditional job-creation strategies. ITF, in partnership with various countries from Asia, South America, and Africa, has engaged in the Young Social Innovators (YSI) project, which aimed to conduct a comparative analysis of youth issues, attitudes, and policies in relation to the social innovation processes from the perspective of various world regions and to promote the recognition of youth labor by building their capacity to empower young people to use social innovation in finding local answers to complex social and societal challenges in participating communities.

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Social Entreprenurship Training 4 Youth Power (SET YP)

This project intended to develop and impart a mix of knowledge, skills and competencies that the youth need to succeed in the labor market, and eventually to achieve the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy. The project aimed to develop structured and innovative solutions towards increasing the employability potential of young people by providing them with knowledge on social entrepreneurship and innovation.

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