Kenya | Program Updates

Last updated: July 30, 2019

December 16, 2016

Today, 2,500 young Kenyans graduated from a youth education-to-employment program, “Generation Kenya,” supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the McKinsey Social Initiative.  The program provides technical and professional skills training to address the youth unemployment challenge in Kenya.  Of those graduating today, 95 percent have received job offers in financial services, customer service and sales.  The graduation ceremonies were held concurrently in Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru and Nanyuki.

December 14, 2016

Today, dozens of Kenyan youth at the PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute demonstrated new vocational skills gained through the Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program (K-YES). The program, a five year $21.9 million investment supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

September 1, 2016

In Kenya, USAID works in collaboration with the Government of Kenya and partners to reduce extreme poverty and promote a resilient, democratic society. The Kenya Report to the People 2015 documents our shared achievements in programs in health, population and nutrition; education and youth; democracy, governance and conflict; economic growth and agriculture; and environment and natural resources. 

Conservation efforts are paying off for Grevy's Zebras

In 1882, the Government of Absynnia (now Ethiopia) gifted one of its iconic zebras to President of France Jules Grevy. The exotic animal was then recognized as its own species of zebra and given the name Grevy’s zebra. This species of zebra is identified and differentiated from other zebra species by its fine close-set stripes, white belly, and large ears, among other traits.

Nalan'gu Lokoloto wearing some of the colorful traditional jewelry helping her make a living.

As a member of the Samburu tribe, 30-year-old Nalan’gu Lokoloto is expected to remain at her home in Kalama Conservancy—for days and sometimes weeks—while her husband is out tending to the family’s livestock. She has never attended formal school.

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