Youth Development Programs
We prepare the local youth for the competitive job market and improve their ICT skills.
Africa is currently witnessing an increased use of Information and communications technology (ICT) in many sectors of daily activities. Technological advancements in ICT have seen a shift of many functions to the virtual space for example education, jobs, banking services, meetings, etc.
Young people are proving to be the most users and beneficiaries of the ICT space. However, in Kenya, ICT reach is not equal to everyone and the youth in rural areas have proved to be the most disadvantaged. Most young people in Kenyan villages lack basic computer knowledge and internet access. This has deprived them of opportunities in advancing their education and exploring the job markets.
CIVS offers training in ICT and works preparedness to local youth to prepare them for the technology competitive world and the job market. Career youth acquire practical skills in the use of Microsoft tools and the internet. They also get exposed to knowledge on personal leadership development, career development planning, personal finance management, skills for workplace success, and knowledge of the labor market.
The program aims for the rural youth and has been useful in exposing them to development opportunities as they are involved in the technical progress. Through the program, the youth are now able to use the internet for research on available scholarships, apply for jobs, and learn more concerning contemporary issues hence making valuable industry connections.
The Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS Kenya) is a Community Development Organization working with local marginalized communities in Kenya to support them in their development and fight the poverty through volunteering and community development programs.