As it is said Kenya has a larger number of unemployment than most countries, and the biggest portion are the youth who have just finished high school and colleges. Due to this high number of unemployment among the youth, many have opted to search employment in their own way just to get a living.
Some have ventured into the jua kali sector, while others get themselves into trouble by being involved in criminal activities. Our Kenyan economy is being moved by the larger mass of the jua kali sector of over 80%.
As I completed my form four certificate I wasn’t lucky to proceed on with my studies, so I hit the road to look for a job; that’s when I realized it wasn’t easy because I didn’t find any. But by God’s grace, we came together as youth in our community (baze) and we were able to form a group that is called vijana wa neema s.h.g in 2010. As a group, we came up with projects such as carwash, garbage collection which later was cut short and beadwork.
Our major income which is from our carwash project is under threat of extinction due to the upcoming construction of the outering road by next year 2014. We as vijana wa neema, are afraid that our lives would change for the worse, because the project has been a major turning point for our many members who had been involved in many negative activities such as crimes, excess drug usage and hope for those who had lost it.
The car wash is located along outering road near Embakasi roundabout opposite Spinner’s pub. As a group we would like to request the involved stakeholder of the road project i.e. the government, K.U.R.A, Youth Ministry and well wishers to come to come forth to our rescue as we don’t intend to block the infrastructure.
As a group we would appreciate any form of help, be it in form of money or anything else, we would appreciate.