Nominated senator Dr. Agnes Zani has come up with plans through her non-government organization Shayawana to help youths in Kwale and coast at large.
Yesterday Shayawana (Shabaha ya Wapwani) zani flagged off 2019 September edition of driving classes for Kwale Youths dubbed” Vijana na Ajira”.
“We plan to empower the youths in this area though such like initiatives where they are able to get training and work for a living,” she said.
Phase one of the driving course project was launched in 2013, where 100 youth drawn from different wards in Kwale County, underwent driving course training.
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She said that the programme seeks to instill income generating skills to youth across the County.
“The programme has quarterly intakes with a target of 20 youth per quarter, “she noted.
Shabaha Ya Wapwani Nalez Initiative (SHAYAWANA) is a public benefit organization founded in 2013 which brings together individuals who have demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and political development in various spheres of the society.
She said that the sole objective of SHAYAWANA is to provide leadership, mentor-ship and empower women and the youth, especially in the Coast region to help them tackle various issues that affect them.
“This is through continuous research, training, capacity building and creating linkages for women and youth to participate in their education and in the development of the nation,” she added.
Already, she said that SHAYAWANA has developed various programmes which include; Girl Child Education scholarship for bright, needy students from Coast region joining regular University programme and Sponsoring youth through TVET programmes like driving and tailoring courses among others.