A total of 40 youth from Ndenderu village in Kiambu County will get fully-paid scholarships to pursue technical courses of their choice.
The program is organised by area Member of the Kiambu County Assembly, Solomon Kinuthia.
“We realised that during construction of apartments, people have to be sourced from Ukambani to come and install tiles,” the personal assistant to the MCA, Rufus Kinyanjui told TV47 Digital in a phone interview.
Another reason for the initiation of the project is the high rate of youth unemployment.
“Something like plumbing is very lucrative. Fixing a tap takes only 5 minutes and one can fetch up to Sh300. Whereas doing plumbing for a whole house can earn one up to Sh60,000 yet it takes two to three days,” Mr Kinyanjui added.
The 40 beneficiaries will choose their desired course from a pool of five courses at the Ndenderu Youth Polytechnic.
The courses include motor vehicle mechanics, Electrical and electronics engineering, fashion and design, ICT, carpentry and masonry, plumbing and welding.