Kickstarting a career in catering for 47 young, vulnerable women in Kenya

Jul 2022

Raising Futures Kenya

Charity Partner
Working with Raising Futures Kenya, this month our 1% is empowering the most vulnerable and economically deprived 14-25 year olds with vocational training and wellbeing support in the hospitality sector., to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to secure a job or start a small business and live a life free from poverty. 1.5 million people are out of work and education in Kenya, dramatically increasing the number of people living in poverty with women and girls being hit hardest. The training is free for the students and is complemented by packages of welfare support which includes a free breakfast/lunch, menstrual hygeine packs, childcare as well as counselling. 90% of graduates will be employed or running their own business within 3 months of graduating!  

Raising Futures Kenya is the charity working together with young people to create opportunities for rewarding futures. Without these opportunities, one in five young people in Kenya face living in poverty; unable to reach their potential. We value the strength and individuality of every young person we encounter. We have worked in Kenya, through close collaborations with Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), communities and individuals since 2001 to create real, lasting change at community and individual level. Our work includes providing practical trade and business skills training alongside tailored well-being support, which enables young people to overcome past traumas and realise their ambitions. Together we break the cycle of poverty and inequality. We support young people and their families through a network of staff, graduates, mentors, supporters and volunteers, to realise their potential.

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