Centurion Systems Youth Empowerment
Creation of adequate employment opportunity, improvement of livelihood and poverty alleviation remain one of the greatest challenges in Kenya, with the young bearing a relatively large burden of this. To counter these challenges, a number of policy interventions have been formulated and implemented on various levels to address the growing employment problem in Kenya. The government, development partners and the private sector have undertaken to engage in job creation, regulate wages, operate employment exchange programmes, improve labor market information systems, and re-orient education and training systems to vocational technical training areas as a means of promoting employment. Interventions include promotion of growth and development of the informal and jua kali sector, adoption of fiscal policies and short term measures such as tripartite agreements.
Despite all these interventions, creation of adequate, productive and sustainable employment continues
to be the greatest challenge in Kenya. This therefore highlights the significance of taking a different approach to addressing these challenges. With policies in place, immediate actions that will lead to sustainable solutions need to be implemented to fast track the process of realizing and increase in job creation for the youth, thus facilitating their contribution to achieving Kenya’s economic prosperity as well as youth self- dependency.
Centurion Systems Limited (CSL), is gearing towards providing long lasting solutions towards such challenges. CSL has embarked on projects and formed partnerships to be able to tackle challenges, such as unemployment. The projects and partnerships aim at creating platforms for young citizens to train on technical skills and improve on the life skills thereby increasing their chances of getting employment. CSL’s interventions are also aimed at building the capacity of these youths to gain “better” employment, i.e with better pay and also enable them to be entrepreneurs who can start their own businesses. The end goal is to raise the livelihood of the participants, which trickle-down to resolving some of the social challenges.