The youthful population in Kenya and across the region and the whole of Africa presents immense opportunities inform of labour supply, an expanding market and many other desirables that come with a young, energetic and vibrant population.
There is however a need for appropriate skilling and influencing mindsets of our youths for us to be able to derive value from them and empower them to make positive contribution to our societies. Failure on this will translate into adverse scenarios of having youths who are restless, whose expectations are unmet. This can result in social unrest and jeopardise national development interests when these youths get sucked into retrogressive engagements, against national progress objectives. A number of civil strife scenarios have manifested across Africa in recent times and they are related to this.
FASTWIT partners with government departments, civil society organizations as well as private sector players that aim to tap the potential of youths and enhance their contribution to the development of Kenya, the region and all of Africa.