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Capacity Building

  • Facilitate knowledge acquisition by youths by identifying relevant fields of importance and inviting experts to teach them

  • Start a magazine/newsletter that shall be used by young people to express themselves and share information as widely as possible

  • Offering opportunities for capacity building through workshops, guest speakers and partnerships with organizations teaching entrepreneurial skills

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Leadership Development

  • Advocate and lobby for youth inclusion in decision-making organs and recognition as important stakeholders in development process

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Income Generating Projects

  • Initiate income generation activities enabling young people access to cash for schooling and investment. KCYP has taught its members how to create solar panels a much needed affordable form of power within the slum. When sold, these provide a moderate income for both individuals and the organization as a whole. Similarly, the theatre group is able to earn money through bookings

  • To offer through project activities a functional model of self-help approaches to community based integrated resource management

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Sports Development

  • Sports development. The KCYP football team trains and nurtures young talent. Participation carries a strong form of tranformation.

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Volunteerism and Internship

  • Offering volunteering and internship placements enabling young people to learn skills. KCYP itself is run entirely by volunteers

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Recreational and excursion activities, exchange visits

  • Offering recreational opportunities. Swimming excursions, the theatre group or football team provide an alternative to idleness or anti-social recreational activities such as drug abuse and petty crime

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