40 fully paid technical scholarships up for grabs in Kiambu County

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.

Ndenderu ward MCA Solomon Kinuthia Wambui.
| Source: Solo Kinuthia – Facebook |

“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.

Motor Vehicle Mechanics students in session at the Ndenderu Youth Polytechnic.
| Source: Kiambu County Government – Kenya |

“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.

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