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US programme to help train 2,000 Kenyan youth on clothes making

Published on July 10, 2017

United States of America has signed a grant that will help train 2,000 Kenyan youth in manufacturing of clothing. The programme sponsored by America’s international development assistance agency USAid will establish seven training centres around the country whose graduates will then be placed in garment-making firms.

An estimated 4,000 candidates will be evaluated for consideration into the programme.

“Not only does this private sector approach directly link trained at-risk youth to jobs, the leadership from Kenya’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives makes the model sustainable,” said USAid Kenya and East Africa Acting Mission Director Tina Dooley-Jones. Read more. Source | The Standard