07 Sep 2018

Having graduated from university with a Master in Public Health, in the year 2016, I ventured out to look for employment but was only fortunate enough to get internships. Despite my hard work there were no permanent vacancies in my field. Therefore, I had to come up with ways of making money so I started off by doing modeling gigs.Upon receiving my first pay check of Kes 24,000 after ...

03 Aug 2018

“Hunger is not the worst feature of unemployment, idleness is!”- William E. Barret. “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, THIS is where tomorrow begins!” Those were the opening remarks by the head boy at a high school graduation that I had the pleasure of attending last week. The graduands were overly excited about their completion of secondary school education and could not wait to...

04 Dec 2016

Every year, half a million young Kenyans graduate from high school. Only a quarter will go on to university—the rest will join the workforce. In total, one million people enter the job market in Kenya every year. Many will have a high school diploma, some will be university graduates but sadly, most will not find jobs. Kenya is no different from other countries in Africa. Poverty is r...