Kirinyaga District Profile
partner organization: KANGAITA YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME (KYEP)
Along Kerugoya- Kagumo Road , Kwa- Eliud Shopping Centre Near Kangaita Tea Factory
P.O. Box 220 Kerugoya.
Phone: 0725881176, 0726233124
District Coordinator: Daniel Ngari Mwaniki
Registered with Ministry of Culture and Social Services in 2005
Geographical area: Entire Kirinyaga district
Major sectors of work: Health, Education, protection of physical environment
Human Resources: No paid staff
Main sources of income: Donations and grants from national and international organisations
KYEP is located at Kangaita village (kwa Eliud) shopping centre Kariko sub location, central division, Kirinyaga district, Central Province (Kenya) and ifs main office is located there. It was established a few years a go when a number of local youth realized that there was a great need to have a forum where they would ne engaged and discuss their problems.
a) Invest in areas that improves the welfare of the community in which the group operates
including health, education, support other small groups and protection of physical environment to ensure sustainability of the groups
b) Create awareness in the community to the quick spread of HIV and AIDS virus, STIs and other preventable diseases.
c) Conserve the environment by planning trees and educate the society on importance of the same.
d) Reduce the levels of illiteracy in the community by establishing a resource centre offering computer courses.
e) Educate the youth and the society on the dangers of drug use and abuse
f) Reduce idleness among the youth thus curbing crime among the society.
The group gets money from members through registration fee, monthly fee and organizes dramas to present in Harambee and weddings at a fee. The money goes to the groups’ account.
Vision: To facilitate youth empowerment in Kirinyaga through an integrated approach that achieves development.
Mission: To be the leading youth empowerment center using Information Technology and engaging in activities that improves our Environment and living.
* Computer project, Milk bar, Cosmetics.
* Community services
* Drug abuse and HIV/AIDS
* Kirinyaga County Council
* Ministry of Health
* Ministry of Culture and Social services
* Provincial Administration
* Constituency AIDS Control Council (CACC)
* DSW (German Foundation)
* Embu Youth Aids Advocate (EYAA)
* UWEZO KENYA
Last Updated (Wednesday, 23 March 2011 12:35)