MEN Project is a Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) funded project been implemented by Dream Achievers Youth Organization (DAYO) for a period of one year and three (March 2017 to May 2018) months. The project focuses in life skills development, peace building, and youth led entrepreneurship as well as employment creation. The project will reduce the number of violence/crime cases and improve the living standard by training young men on management of small and micro-enterprise ventures (SMEs), financial literacy and provision of business mentorship.
Target groupThe project targets young men aged between 18-30 years in Kisauni sub -county.
Main objective/goal of the project:To make a sense of responsibility and pride in young men but also expose them to diversified livelihood opportunities through entrepreneurship.
- Training 100 young men on financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills.
- Conducting 10 Business mentorship and coaching.
- Conducting 2 Small and micro-enterprise motivation Day and reach 200 young men includes 100 direct beneficiaries.
- Conducting 2 Computer maintenance classes at DAYO and reach 50 young men.
- Award 50 small businesses with a soft loan from DAYO,( 20 new business and 30 expanded)
Innovation of the Project:Been a short term and Peace Building Project toward the general election, DAYO will employ several unique and innovative approaches of sustainability by mobilizing resources for the project activities.
- DAYO will exploit Corporate Social Responsibilities programs within the local business within the community to promote self community development sustainability.
- DAYO currently have a good working relationship with KCB bank Limited and Barclays Bank Limited, the mentorship and coaching for our benefiaries will be done by them for free.
- DAYO will invite Businessmen/ Peace Ambassador to come and give talk to our young men; this will promote peaceful co-existence and will be done during our Small and micro-enterprise motivation Day.
- Project will target men and most of the project target young men.