Kenya (Nairobi)

In the capital of Kenya, in Nairobi, Inter-Cultur has worked several years with the local universities in order to offer a chance of education to the disadvantaged youth aged between 18 to 25 years old of Greater Nairobi. Most of these young adults have dropped out of school along the way or do not have the skill set to pursue higher education which have led to unemployment. This can also be seen in their family background: most of the families earn less than 200 euros per month.

All the 900 participants, about half of whom are women, go through the "Dual Training" system which gives them training in technical skills as well as in entrepreneurship. In addition, the participants get a chance to improve their know-how in workplaces. Because of all this, about 70% of them have found job or have founded their own businesses within six months after their graduation which makes a great difference in their living conditions and helps preventing their exposure to drugs and illegal activities.

The project in Nairobi is in align with the international and national development goals. Regarding the Sustainable Development Goals set by UN, the project focuses on offering quality education and improving employment and economic growth while also ending poverty. These are the themes which can also be found in the development policies set by the Finnish Foreign Ministry and the Vision 2030 and "Big Four Agenda" set by the Government of Kenya.

  • Where:
    • Kenya (Nairobi)
  • When:
    • 2012 –
  • What:
    • Offering education in technical field and entrepreneurship to the disadvantaged
  • Beneficiaries:
    • To the unemployed and/or uneducated young adults aged between 18 to 25 years old who come from poor backgrounds
  • Local partner:
    • Strathmore Educational Trust/Eastlands College of Technology
  • Budjet:
    • 512 500€

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