Youth in Kenya (aged between 15-35 years) account for approximately 60% of the active labor force, but the majority estimated at about 75% are either unskilled or unemployed, presenting the big challenge of job creation.
With about 800,000 young people entering the job market every year, it is our collective duty to create opportunities that translate to meaningful participation of youth in the development of their communities and the nation.
Our Involvement and Commitment to Change
KCDF seeks to deepen its involvement and investments in Kenyan youth, leading the way in designing and implementing national initiatives that target youth development. This is core to generational transitions in our communities in all spheres of leadership, accountability, participation in national development.
The youth programme focuses on life skills development, youth led entrepreneurship and employment creation. We invite youth led and youth serving organizations at the grassroots to partner with us in delivering support for the youth countrywide.
We Continue to Make a Difference
To-date, KCDF has worked with and reached more than 200 youth groups across the country, translating to more than 300,000 individual youth of ages between 18 and 35.