Our Latest News

News at a glance

Youth Fund at agricultural youth forum
Youth Sensitized On Jobs Abroad
Make Careers, Build Enterprises Out Of Talent
Biz May Include Challenges, But Worth It
Kudos To Staff!
Follow Your Passion
Accessing Loans Now Easier, Says YEDF Chairman
Malawi Visits YEDF
CS Sicily Kariuki Urges Youth To Shun Violence
Nakuru youth to trade in modern YEDF stalls
The PS for Youth and Gender Affairs Ms. Zeinab Hussein encourages young women to rise up and do great things
Youth Fund CEO Josiah Moriasi urges youth to take up loans from the fund to start and expand businesses
Youth Fund CEO Josiah Moriasi urges young people to interact with the Fund
Youth Fund Board Director Julie Waweru encourages young people to take up the various products and services by The Fund
Public Service, Youth and Gender Cabinet Secretary Urges Youth To Take Loans
Youth Fund Director Encourages Youth To Take Loans
Youth To Get Loans In Two Weeks
Ms. Rakiel Kaoka receives an internship opportunity
Youth Fund in initiatives to enhance loan uptake
Take advantage of government programmes, youth urged
Youth Fund Board Appoints New CEO
Youth urged to take up Affirmative Funds
Government commits Kshs. 2Billion to support youth in Agriculture
100 Youth Undertake Pre-Departure Training
1.5 Million Disbursed to youth in Westlands Constituency
President Uhuru Kenyatta urges youth to take advantage of the Affirmative Funds
Youth Fund Chairman Lauds the New Law on Capping Bank Interest Rates
45 Youth Undertake Pre-Departure Training
IT’S BIG!!! YEDF Live Online Chat
Follow And Live Your Dreams
Zimbambean Delegates

Malawi Visits YEDF

Malawi Visits YEDF

The Youth Enterprise Development Fund hosted a delegation from the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development in Malawi. The team of nine officials was led by Chief Director for youth Mr. Joseph Mwandidya. They were on a 5 days study tour to gain practical knowledge & experience on initiatives Kenya is implementing to develop adolescents and youth so that they can fully contribute to national development. The team were accompanied by officials from the Directorate of Youth Affairs in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs.

According to Mwandidya, the visit was prompted by the need to respond to social economic development issues and recommendations raised by young people during a nationwide consultation forum carried out early this year. The consultation was done to review its growth and development strategy II (MGDS II). “We acknowledge that Kenya has made tremendous strides in promoting skills development, provision of startup equipment and low cost capital to youth which has enabled them to actively participate in social and economic development. It is in view of this progress that we wish to learn and adopt some of the initiatives so as to enable our youth to venture into small and medium enterprises as well as make them more competitive in the job market”, he said.

Mr. Benson Muthendi welcomed the Malawi officials on behalf of the Fund. He said that the fund was honored to share its knowledge and experience in working with youth especially on the area of youth economic empowerment. “We are also keen on learning what Malawi is doing to address challenge of youth unemployment. We hope that the interactions we have today will be insightful especially considering that youth unemployment is not unique to Malawi but to Africa as a whole” he said.

This was the second time that the fund hosted a team from Malawi. The Fund has also hosted teams from Zimbabwe, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and Burundi.

Icons made by Freepik from is licensed by CC 3.0 BY