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Kenya’s Ministry of ICT, Innovation, and Youth Affairs and the World Bank have launched a Ksh120 million ($1.103 million) initiative dubbed the Future Bora.

The initiative is expected to support organizations that create income generation opportunities for orphans, persons with disability, youth affected by conflict, youth from vulnerable and marginalized communities, street youth and young single mothers to boost their income and reduce youth unemployment.

This is of the Government of Kenya under the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP).

By supporting interventions that are tailored to the local and highly specific needs of the most vulnerable youth, the initiative aims to expand economic opportunities for the most vulnerable and under-served Kenyan youth.

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According to the Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of ICT, State Department for Youth Affairs, Nadia Ahmed Abdalla who was representing the Cabinet Secretary …

There is a widened gap between the skills possessed by youth entering the workforce and the current and emerging needs in Kenya’s job market today. This is according to the ‘Job Entry-Level Skills: Seizing the Moment, Securing the Future’ report by Aga Khan University’s East Africa Institute.

The study, which was conducted in 24 counties and interviewed over 9,000 people – employers and employees, found that the service sector in Kenya is growing fast, far outpacing manufacturing and agriculture which have in the past been perceived to be offering most of the level entry opportunities to Kenyan youth.

The report, however, shows that while youth leaving tertiary institutions and universities may have technical skills, they lack the soft skills that are critical to the operations of the service sector, causing a mismatch between education and the job market.

“Given the distribution of jobs and the skills that employers and youth …