About 2,000 youth in Mombasa County are set to benefit from free training to empower them with technical skills.
The initiative by a painting company, Rangi Africa intends to reduce shortage of technical skills and offer employment opportunities to youth who have finished school but did not qualify for university admission.
The company director Zaheer Charania said the one year training that targets 120 youth in all the six sub-counties in Mombasa, will include painting, interior design and decor as well as marketing.
We will be training 20 youth from each of the sub-county per month for the next one year, said Charania during launching of the training on Friday.
He said as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR), the company will spend Sh8 million on the program to equip youth with various skills.
Charania said after the training, participants will be issued with certificates and starting tools of trade to have a positive start.
Mombasa County Youth Executive Munyoki Kyalo lauded Rangi Africa for the initiative saying it would help to address the unemployment problem in the county.
He said the training will also encourage youth to stay away from drugs and other criminal activities.
Kyalo called on the private sector to support the Government’s Big Four Agenda to transform the lives of Kenyans.
Source: Kenya News Agency