Sonko’s Multi-Million Vocational Center Transforming Lives in the City

Kenyans cry to leaders to be solution providers over the Youth unemployment state of the country  has with time propelled leaders to come up with initiatives to offer opportunity to the youth. Governor Mike Sonko’s efforts to end youth unemployment in Nairobi  is already causing change in the city.

This is through the Dandora Greenlight Vocational Centre where hundreds of unemployed youth in Nairobi City County are now benefiting from a multi-million vocational training centre.

70% of the unemployed in Kenya are the youths and a great number of the unemployed lack technical and vocational skills that are provided in the vocational training centers. Armed with the skills, the youths will either become self-employed or secure employment in the public or private sector.

The Vocational Center is already producing Nairobi City County uniforms, school uniforms, reflectors among many other items.

The center will help in reducing unemployment in Nairobi by equipping the youth with technical and vocational skills to sustain their livelihoods.

The Ksh.180 million project which Sonko officially opened in February this year, was established in a joint collaboration by the Nairobi City County Government, Kenya Good Neighbours, Korea International Agency Motors and the Korea International Cooperation Agency.

The institution is said to offer courses such as Motor Vehicle Technology, Fashion Design and dress making, Beauty Therapy and Hair Dressing, Carpentry and Joinery, Electrical and Electronics Technology, Building and Construction among others.

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