The Nation – Profile on Executive Director Jeffrey Okoro Highlights Girls Empowerment

“…In an interview with Nation.Africa, Mr. Okoro says he will continue working with the community to improve public health, educational outcomes, and economic opportunities in informal settlements. He will further strengthen initiatives that empower women and girls in Kibra and other informal settlements.

He cites access to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and infomration communication technology (ICT) training, courtesy of the organisation’s ongoing programme.

He says the initiative has seen more than 300 residents enrol for TVET and ICT-related courses, but most of them have been men.

‘It is my wish to see many more women benefit from this TVET and ICT programme. I am looking at ensuring about 70 per cent of these opportunities go to young women. It is high time we dealt with the gender gap in TVET courses by ensuring more girls and women are given the opportunities.'”

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