Every year, we help over 200 young people train in practical skills that help them earn a living.
NO SKILLS, NO WORK
40% of Kenyans are unemployed, and young people who can’t afford secondary education have little chance of work unless they can learn a trade.
Martin Gachihi came from a very poor family and spent only four years at school. With help from Footsteps, he took a plumbing course at the Naivasha Technical Training Institute and now earns enough money to look after himself.
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A DREAM COME TRUE
Mwangi trained hard at Naivasha Technical Training Institute to become a welder. A businessman spotted his talent and offered him work making furniture for hotels.
For Mwangi, this was a dream come true.
Footsteps supports the Naivasha Polytechnic which provides a wide a range of training courses to equip young people for a rewarding career.
IT'S THE KEY TO SUCCESS
The IT training course at the Naivasha Technical Training Institute is very popular.
Kenya is a developing nation, and young school leavers like Helen know that good IT skills are becoming a prerequisite for a good job.
£30 a month will provide a young person like Martin, Mwangi or Helen to acquire a skill at the Naivasha Polytechnic that will be a passport to wage-earning independence.
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