70,000 Kenyan Youths To Benefit From KSH 230 Million Barclays Bank Kitty

Just recently, KCB Foundation launched the 2jiajiri program in which Kenyan youth entrepreneurs aged 18-34 would benefit from a five year empowerment program of ksh 50 billion.

Yesterday, the Barclays Bank of Kenya launched a Citizenship Investment Agenda in which the bank is investing Sh230 million that will see 70,000 Kenyan youths start successful businesses, create employment or find meaningful work.

The “ReadytoWork” flagship programme prepares young people for the world of work by providing online courses on a range of people, work, entrepreneurial and money skills.

Under Education and Skills, the bank will equip the next generation with the skills and development they need to secure employment.

Under the Enterprise Development pillar, Barclays Bank of Kenya will help young people start, run and grow their businesses in order to generate income and employment. Under the Financial Inclusion pillar, Barclays will enter into partnerships to facilitate the development of technology that will promote inclusive banking models in order to increase access to financial services to the underserved.

The bank will therefore partner with Strathmore University, the University of Nairobi, Shining Hopes for Communities (SHOFCO) and Technoserve among others to implement the three pillared projects.

To be part of the projects, students only need to sign up for modules accessible on the Barclays portal (http://www.barclays.co.ke).




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4 Comments on "70,000 Kenyan Youths To Benefit From KSH 230 Million Barclays Bank Kitty"

  1. Kigera Wambui Lucy | April 29, 2016 at 7:53 pm | Reply

    I love the program for it will benefit many youth in the country being a youth i would like to be part of this, but i do not know how please help.

  2. FRANCIS MACHARIA MWANGANGI | June 20, 2016 at 7:15 pm | Reply

    Apology for the late reply, Am a Fine Artist aged 33, i love fine arts with passion but have been finding it hard to get exposure and also learn more on the field, how can you help. Thank you for these initiative.

  3. A great and wonderful thing to offer to kenyans, however i am interested as non student and i have a startup project that require about 6million, i’ve toyed with it for the last 6-7years looking for finance without success.

    Where does such a person come in?


  4. Peter Meshach abong | February 7, 2017 at 10:43 am | Reply

    I like this programme… I would like to be part of it.

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