Wareng district profile
partner organization: YOUTH CONSORTIUM - KENYA
Tamarind Place, Basement Room No 10 A, Ronald Ngala Street, Eldoret, Kenya
P. O .Box 3097 – 30100, Eldoret
Phone: +254721 291558 ; +254723 478 968
District coordinator: Ken Kibet
Registered in 2000
Geographical area: Wareng districts
Major sectors of work: Health activities
Human Resources: 10 paid staff
Main sources of income: Donations and grants from national and international organisations
The Youth Consortium - Kenya is a nongovernmental, non-political, non-religious network of youth driven organization registered and operating within North Rift region of the republic of Kenya.
The Consortium was initially started as a community-based organization in November 2005 by a group of youth development makers involved in health activities, who observed that exclusion of youth from the decision-making processes was the main contributor to high youth vulnerability in situations dominated by ethnic conflict, economic hardship, socio-cultural exploitation, political manipulation, trade and technological infrastructure exploitation. The network provides a structure through which rural youth groups and community associate workers representing disadvantaged rural communities can articulate their common needs and priorities share their experiences and present their case to policymakers at the national level.
Currently the Consortium has a membership of 80 active youth groups implementing various activities including health-related activities, civic education, environmental management, income generating activities, sports, arts/theatre and recreation. The membership is drawn from applicants who identify with the vision, mission and objectives as constituted and pursued by the Consortium. The Consortium currently covers, Uasin Gishu, Marakwet, Keiyo, Transzoia, Baringo, Nandi, West-Pokot, Nakuru and Kericho.