Kenyan Youth Group Takes the Lead

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In Kenya, the American people are investing in the largest youth program in the world, Yes Youth Can, through USAID. The program has served as a catalyst for one million Kenyan youth, age 18 - 35, to organize themselves in 15,000 village bunges, or youth parliaments. The Mariaini Village bunge in Central Kenya is representative of the transformative effect bunges are having on communities across Kenya. Bunges create livelihoods for unemployed youth, the foster community service and they help youth coalesce to find common solutions to common youth problems.

Last updated: July 16, 2021

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