Virtual Launch of Generation Unlimited (GenU)

On 05.08.2020, President Uhuru presided over virtual launch of Generation Unlimited (GenU) from state house.

GenU is a United Nations Youth Programme   launched in 2018 with the goal of ensuring young people aged between 10 and 24 years are either in school, training or employment by 2030.

The President said that his administration has prioritized investment in young people and the investments were yielding results, that youth account for roughly three quarters of the population.

The President further said that major reforms had been undertaken in the education sector including making Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) more relevant and better aligned to needs of economy and his administration’s main preoccupation is creation of jobs and sustainable livelihoods for young people.

 The programme is not only good for economic development but also crime reduction in the country, if our youths are engaged in productive activities this means they will not have time to engage in criminal activities. Youths should take up opportunities being offered by the programme.

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