Kenya’s population is approximately 45milion people, more than half of which are children and youths who are mostly unemployed. Due to lack of employment opportunities the country has been faced with a lot of high level of crimes, increased number of street families and high level of corruption which has compromised quality service delivery to the citizen.
In June 2008, The Kenyan Government launched the country’s long-term development blueprint “The Vision 2030”. Its’ aim is to create a globally competitive and prosperous country with high quality of life. The vison 2030 through its three pillars namely economic, social and political aspires to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens in a clean and secure environment by the year 2030. To achieve these, the country has rolled out an ambitious development master plan in all sector of the economy including Technology, Infrastructure development, upgrading all health facilities to acceptable standards and the introduction of free primary and secondary education among many.
AYPAD Kenyan chapter, shall play a major role as a stakeholder and mainly focus on creating an enabling environment to ensure quality services are offered to citizen, job creation through talent nurturing, promote innovation, Women and Youth Empowerment and Health programs. As a non-Governmental organization, we shall be dealing directly to the citizen hence a lot of civic education, seminars and advocacy in all areas that affect the human life.
AYPAD Kenyan will also engage on youth mentorship programs as earlier as in primary schools to enable the youths identify their careers and dreams earlier enough. We also intend to help street family live a normal life by proving education, training and talent nurturing for them to earn a living.
Kenya being the host of UNEP headquarters, we plan to initiate a tree planning program across the county to promote a clean environment and fight against global warming under the AYPAD.
Finally AYPAD Kenya shall embark on programs that promote peace, political stability and civic education geared towards regional coexistence as the world is becoming a global village.