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St. Paul’s University (2019)

Effectiveness of Youth Empowerment Programs in mitigating Youth Unemployment in Kayole, Nairobi County

Mulinge, Sheila Mueni

Titre : Effectiveness of Youth Empowerment Programs in mitigating Youth Unemployment in Kayole, Nairobi County

Auteur : Mulinge, Sheila Mueni

Université de soutenance : St. Paul’s University

Grade : Masters of Development Studies 2019

Résumé partiel
The global youth unemployment rate is estimated at 12.6%, with about 73 million young people being unemployed (ILO, 2013). In Kenya, it is established that youth unemployment rate has always been higher than total unemployment rate. The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of youth empowerment in mitigating youth unemployment in Kayole, Nairobi County. The specific objectives of this study are : To examine the factors that led to the establishment of youth empowerment programs in mitigating youth unemployment in Kayole, Nairobi County ; To determine challenges faced by youth empowerment programs in mitigating youth unemployment in Kayole, Nairobi County and ; To investigate the measures that need to be taken to ensure effectiveness of youth empowerment programs in mitigating against youth unemployment in Kayole, Nairobi County. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The sample size comprised of 120 respondents. The target population was the youth aged between 18 and 35 years living within Kayole, Nairobi County. Probability sampling procedure namely stratified random sampling was used to sample the participants. The data for the study was collected by use of a questionnaire. The collected data was analysed with the help of a Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 21.0. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the quantitative data. The study is beneficial to youth policy analysts, the government, non-governmental actors, curriculum developers in higher education, parents and academicians who are interested in the livelihoods of the youth and those with a passion of ensuring that the youth are active contributors to the political and economic growth of their countries through gainful employment. The study found that corruption was the most important cause of youth unemployment in Kayole, Nairobi County followed by rural-urban migration, youth exclusion from development agenda, poor economy, high influx of graduates, high population growth rate and poor education system

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