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Yes Youth Can Central is a youth empowerment program that is being implemented in Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Nyeri and Muranga counties as part of a national effort to avoid a repeat of the devastating violence that followed the 2007 elections in Kenya. Mobilized by angry politicians, youth were both the perpetrators and the victims of widespread violence that undermined the nation-state and peaceful ethnic co-existence.

The Kenya Primary Reading and Math Initiative is a research-based activity to improve the English and Kiswahili language and mathematics skills of Kenyan children by the end of Grade Two by 2015. Ensuring that children have the reading and mathematics skills they need to succeed in secondary school and the workforce is an important shared goal of the Government of Kenya and USAID. The program is working jointly with the Ministry of Education to evaluate successful pilot interventions in 500 primary schools and prepare to bring them to scale.

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Last updated: April 07, 2014