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  1. 1. - 2013 NACADA YOUTH EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
  2. 2. NAME OF ORGANISATION: YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION Nairobi Branch NAME OF CONTACT PERSON: RACHEL OTUGA POSITION: FUNDRAISING OFFICER DURATION OF THE PROJECT: ONE YEAR LOCATION OF THE PROJECT: Makadara, Starehe & Kitui Central Constituencies. AMOUNT REQUESTED: Ksh. 2,959,175.00 CONTACT DETAILS OF THE ORGANISATION: YWCA NAIROBI BRANCH P. O. BOX 20499-00200 JOGOO/NYASA ROAD NAIROBI, KENYA. TEL: +254-721482069 E-MAIL: nairobi@ywcakenya.org WEBSITE:www.ywcakenya.org
  3. 3. 1 Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................................................................................................2 Statement of the Problem ..................................................................................................................................................2 Methods..............................................................................................................................................................................2 Activities..............................................................................................................................................................................2 Expected Outcome..............................................................................................................................................................2 INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................................................................3 Organizations Legal Structure............................................................................................................................................3 YWCAs Vision & Mission Statement ..................................................................................................................................3 YWCAs Previous & Current Partners , Networks & Collaborators.....................................................................................3 BACKGROUND.........................................................................................................................................................................5 Statement of the Problem ..................................................................................................................................................5 Literature Review................................................................................................................................................................5 OBJECTIVES .............................................................................................................................................................................6 METHODOLOGY/IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES..................................................................................................................6 Target Population................................................................................................................................................................6 Geographical Area...............................................................................................................................................................6 Strategies for implementation............................................................................................................................................6 WORK PLAN.............................................................................................................................................................................7 Projected One Year Implementation Plan: 2013 - 2014.........................................................................................................7 LOGICAL FRAMEWORK............................................................................................................................................................8 BUDGET.................................................................................................................................................................................10 INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY RELEVANT TO THE PROJECT ....................................................................................................11 Internal Structure/ Branch Capacity .................................................................................................................................11 APPENDIX..............................................................................................................................................................................12 YWCA ORGANASATIONAL CHART.....................................................................................................................................12 I. YWCA Kenya: National Board Organizational Chart................................................................................................12 II. YWCA Nairobi Branch: Board Organizational Chart...............................................................................................12 III. YWCA Organogram................................................................................................................................................13
  4. 4. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Statement of the Problem The Kenya National Human Development Report (UNDP; 2010) defines the youth as people resident in Kenya between 15 and 35 years old. Kenyas population is made up of 63% youth (Ibid). Statistics on joblessness shows that the youth unemployment stands at 70% of thetotal unemployment in Kenya. (AfDB, OECD, UNDP & UNECA; 2012). Unemployment among the youth is therefore a challenging socio-economic problem given that the youth are a dynamic group that can have a significant impact on a countrys economic, political and cultural development. Methods The age targeted by this intervention includes young people from 15 to 29 years of age. These will be individuals who are out of school or have low education. Special consideration will be made to include those who left school early or have a problem with alcohol and drug abuse. The total number of beneficiaries will be 100 from the following constituencies: Makadara constituency; where we shall focus on ShauriMoyo. We shall also be working with youth from KwaNjenga slums in the same constituencies. In Starehe constituency we intend to work in Mathare slums. Kitui Central which is the third constituency in this project is rural compared to the others which are urban. A baseline survey will be conducted at the time the youth make applications with follow up surveys being done every six months after completion for a period of one year. This baseline study will help identify who is eligible and also help in choosing a control group to evaluate the interventions impact. Each beneficiary will undergo a six month training program. Through monitoring and independent evaluations; lessons learnt in the first half of the program will be useful in improving subsequent youth activities. Activities 1. Advertising for the youth development program through relevant media. 2. The provision of vocational skills training to vulnerable youth. 3. Development of partnerships with the private sector in apprenticeship program. 4. Adult literacy classes. 5. Improving the quality of instruction provided in our curriculum. 6. Matching the processes of labour demand and supply in the market. 7. Training on job search skills. 8. Provision of soft skills and counselling for participants. 9. Training on financial and business skills. 10. Workshops and training of participants with MFIs. 11. Identify sensitizers/leaders in 3 different constituencies. 12. Trainings for Youth group/religious group leaders in the three constituencies. 13. Community mobilizations through theatre groups at community level. Expected Outcome 1. Participation of 100 youths in employment creation initiatives. 2. Increased employment rate of the trained youth; both self & formal - in the short & long run. 3. Improved entry rate into quality employment - in sector, level & stability. 4. Improved employable skills for participants. 5. Access to affordable credit to participants. 6. Informed youth on Alcohol & Drug abuse issues.
  5. 5. 3 INTRODUCTION Organizations Legal Structure The Young Womens Christian Association (YWCA) Nairobi Branch is a semi-autonomous part of the Young Womens Christian Association of Kenya. YWCA Kenya was founded in 1912 and is a registered non-governmental organization affiliated to the world YWCA. YWCAs Vision & Mission Statement Vision: A society where girls and women live fulfilled lives Mission: The YWCA is actively pursuing its mission in urban and rural areas with the following objectives:- 1. Justice, Peace & Human Rights:pursued through the following programs: i. Civic Education: Nairobi Branch has promoted participation of women and youth in political processes by encouraging them to exercise their right to vote as well as being in the front line in advocating for structural improvements in governance. ii. Gender & Governance: Enhancing gender equity & women empowerment in political parties and processes, Nairobi Branch seeks to increase opportunities for women to participatein public policy processes at all levels of governance as well as encouraging the youth in democratic processes. iii. Peace Building & Conflict Management: Nairobi Branch has been instrumental in the inclusion of women leaders in conflict management and peace building initiatives, facilitating the formation of peace committees and providing material support to internally displaced persons in the 2007/2008 post-election violence. iv. Civil Society Facilitation: The YWCA has been actively involved in the promotion of community cohesiveness and national unity, most notetable has been its role in raising awareness on the plight of the girl child & women in marriages. Nairobi Branch also has a vibrant nursery school which provides early childhood development & education to children from the environs. 2. HIV & AIDS Programme Related programs at Nairobi Branch focus on HIV/AIDS awareness, orphans & vulnerable children and the use of Home-based care methodologies for those infected with the HIV virus. 3. Women Economic Empowerment These programs are targeted at skills training in the promotion of income generating activities, micro-credit financing and the use of information and communication technology in development. 4. Health Programme There is a lot of emphasis on activities which focus on youth reproductive health, awareness creation on Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) and primary health care. Also included are water and sanitation projects. YWCAs Previous & Current Partners, Networks & Collaborators YWCA Kenyas relationship to other donors and national authorities include organisations such as UNIFEM, UNDP, SIDA, ICCO, Church in Action and the Government of Kenya. YWCA-Kenya has close working relationships with MaendeleoyaWanawake organization and Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) both of whom have developed training manuals which YWCA has used during their training programs.
  6. 6. 4 Below is a list of some donors and funded projects YWCA - Nairobi Branch has been involved in for the last 5 years:- Grant Name of Partner / Donor Grant in Ksh. Status of the funding 1. Awareness & practice reduction on FGM Y-Global/FOKUS 8,952,690.00 On-going 2. Gender and governance (GGP) UNIFEM/UN WOMEN 2,190,154.00 On-going 3. YRH & HIV/AIDS Project World YWCA 1,783,808.00 Ended in 2009 4. Youth & Women Development Programme ICCO 730,000.00 Ended in 2008 5. Civil Society Democratic Governance Facility (CSDGF) AmkeniWakenya (UNDP) 235,800.00 Ended in 2010
  7. 7. 5 BACKGROUND Statement of the Problem The Kenya National Human Development Report (UNDP; 2010) defines the youth as people resident in Kenya who are between 15 and 35 years old. The National Youth Council in Kenya however defines a youth as a person aged between 18 and 35 years. Kenyas population is made up of 63% youth (Ibid). The youth are dynamic, full of energy and can therefore have a significant impact on a countrys economic, political and cultural development. Statistics on joblessness shows that the youth unemployment stands at 70 per cent of the total unemployment in Kenya (AfDB, OECD, UNDP& UNECA;2012). Unemployment among the youth is therefore a challenging social and economic problem facing many policy makers in Kenya. Some of the factors underlying this challenge involve: a sustained increase in the size of the youth entering the labour market and a lack of good quality jobs to absorb new entrants into the labour force. Governments across the globe are also struggling to develop policies and programs to increase the probability the jobless youth find work while also raising the incomes and productivity of the underemployed. Literature Review There is a need to advance more research in order to fill the gap in drug and substance abuse in Kenya. Kenya could however learn some lessons from developed countries like the United States because these countries have fought a longer war against drugs and in the process have accumulated a lot of research and experience which can be beneficial. In the Journal: Employment as a Drug Abuse Treatment Intervention, descriptive data shows that unemployment and drug use are closely associated, Robles & Silverman (1999). Data reviews from the 1991 National Household Surveys on Drug Use; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows a statistically significant relationship in the general population between unemployment and increased use of heroin, cocaine, crack, marijuana, hallucinogens and PCP; heavy alcohol use and non-medicinal use of sedatives, tranquilizers and analgesics. There have been similar relationships observed between drug use and unemployment in previous surveys (NIDA; 1988, 1990). In National Household Surveys on Drug Abuse from 1988 to 1993 in the United States both the employed and unemployed adults report illicit drugs but across the years the surveys were carried out, unemployed adults reported the highest rates of illicit drug use while full-time workers reporting the lowest rates. Illicit drug use among unemployed adults ranged from 1.7 to 2.5 times higher than the rates obtained from illicit drug use among adults employed full time. (SAMHSA, 1996). That unemployment and drug use appear to be associated is also displayed wit the population of drug abusers in rehabilitation as well. Evidenced in part by a substantial proportion of patients in drug abuse treatment programs being unemployed. The large-scale treatment outcome prospective study (Hubbard et al. 1989) which involved 11,000 drug abusers in 41 states in the United States shows high rates of unemployment in drug abuse...