Youth Sensitized On Jobs Abroad

May 24, 2017

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Youth Sensitized On Jobs Abroad

Youth Sensitized On Jobs Abroad

In the recent past, there has been increased influx of labor export recruitment agencies in the country. Majority of these agencies have been operating illegally and have been extorting money from unsuspecting youth with the promise of securing jobs outside the country for them. Nairobi region is one of the regions that has been most affected by these unscrupulous agencies. This, coupled with the subsequent suffering of the youth in the foreign countries has prompted the government to crack whip. The government has carried verification of all labor export agencies and issued fresh accreditation to 20 agencies who have met the set standards, a drop from the initial 1015 agencies. These new developments in the labor export have created the need for sensitization of youth in this region.

The Fund conducted these sensitization forums in Thika, Kiambu, Lari, Kajiado and Loitoktok constituencies during the week of 20th-26th March 2017. They targeted youth that are in business, unemployed, employed and youth groups. The aim was to provide information on safe migration including but not limited to employment options available, credible agencies that have been accredited and Youth Fund’s commitment and support in providing facilitation for safe labor migration.

They also sought to create awareness on the Fund’s Youth Employment Scheme Abroad (YESA) program. Topics covered during the forum included opportunities available abroad, process of getting employment and requirements, rights and benefits of labour migrants, credible employment agencies and how to access Youth Fund products. The training attracted a total of three hundred and twenty participants