The project aimed to decrease unemployment of disadvantaged youth in Turkana region by opening a carpentry course. The course is for two groups of young people – a disadvantaged group of refugees from Kakuma refugee camp and a group of young Kenyans from Turkana region who live in Kakuma neighborhood. There is a persisting animosity among local community and refugees resulting from unequal opportunities. The project increased number of skilled youth in Kakuma and its neighborhood, provided students with entrepreneurial skills and improved their employability in the labor market. The project also contributed to peaceful coexistence of student communities by training local teachers on peace work and organizing peace workshops and seminars for students.
The project started in September 2017 and was completed in August 2019. The project was supported by SlovakAid with 249 190 eur.