In the bustling town of Maua, nestled in the heart of Igembe South, a beacon of hope and empowerment shines bright.
Zoe, an organisation dedicated to transforming the lives of young people, has been making waves with its innovative three-year programme to equip youths with technical skills to improve their employability in both the private and public sectors.
Through their comprehensive curriculum that encompasses skills such as mechanics, hairdressing and beauty entrepreneurship, and financial literacy, Zoe has equipped 800 youths within Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties with the trade tools needed to thrive in the ever-changing landscape of the job market.
Among the tools that benefited were salon kits, tailoring machines, and farming tools, among others.
‘Today, we delve into the inspiring success stories of the programme’s graduates and explore how their acquired skills are paving the way for financial independence.’ said the Zoe coordinator, Rigan Kaberia.
According to the coordinator of the organisa
tion, throughout the three-year programme, the beneficiaries of the Zoe organisation have undergone a transformative journey of empowerment that will bridge the gap for technical skills in the country.
He added that the programme is primarily geared towards helping youth from very humble backgrounds and orphans.
One of the key aspects of Zoe’s programme is the emphasis on building networks and support systems, said Kaberia.
He added that these networks provide ongoing guidance and opportunities for further growth.
The success stories emerging from the Zoe organisation are a testament to the power of empowerment and education.
Source: Kenya News Agency