About the project
This is a vocational training centre that caters for young adults suffering from mental disorders and autism spectrum disorders.
The institution is located in Munyu, Thika where the youth are trained on leatherwork and woodwork.
They however lacked enough equipment and materials to train effectively and this slowed down the learning process.
Safaricom Foundation funded the purchase of leather and woodwork equipment at a cost of Ksh 542, 600.
This ties in with the Sustainable Development Goals, a set of 17 goals that aim at ending poverty around the world by 2030.
Goal four aims to provide quality education to all by 2030. Some of the targets in this goal is to ensure affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education for men and women and also eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.
The youth in this institution can now learn without interruptions allowing them to become self-employed or seek employment after completion of their coursework.
They now have the capacity to improve the economy of this county and the country at large.