In an announcement made by local media stations and local newspapers, the application for Kenya Youth Empowerment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP) cycle 8 2022 is now open for youths to apply. Interested applicants should visit the KYEOP portal, register, and apply for the relevant courses or business grants. To better understand the KYEOP program, this article will explain the steps, eligibility requirements, and how the program impacts the lives of many young people around the country. Let’s get started!
KYEOP 2022 – Cycle 8 Application Form, Online Registration
What is KYEOP?
The government of Kenya initiated the Kenya Youth Empowerment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP) to empower the youth and uplift their living standards by training them with marketable skills, providing them with internships, and offering business grants to those with a passion for start-ups. This is a result of high levels of unemployment among the youth, which poses an unprecedented threat to the economy and the security of the country. MbeleNaBiz This is an initiative of the Kenyan government under KYEOP, which aims to expand existing youth start-ups by providing them with entrepreneurship and financial grants. MbeleNaBiz gets support from the World Bank, and together with KYEOP, their sole purpose is to oversee youths run their successful businesses.
KYEOP Cycle 8 Application Form 2022
The cycle 8 application has been officially opened. All you need to do is to sign up online, apply for a course or a business grant, and then submit your application. Youth are particularly encouraged to apply online. This is because manual applications consume time and are usually considered in the final stages of the intake process. In addition, the vulnerable, women, and the marginalized youths are encouraged to apply because KYEOP is an equal employer, as they also stand a better chance of getting business grants. All applicants are required to provide accurate information in their application process because outcome decisions will be made based on the data provided by the applicant.
The courses offered by KYEOP range from technical to non-technical, this is to ensure every youth fits in and all talents and passions are tailored according to course preferences.
For KYEOP cycle 8, youths successful in getting business support will receive:
- Financial grants to start their business of choice or expand an already running business.
- Insights and business development services to run a successful start-up and become established entrepreneurs.
On the other hand, the beneficiaries of KYEOP cycle 8 training and internship will receive:
- 1 dedicated month of thorough business skills and life skills training. (This program will run from morning to evening)
- 2 months of advanced formal skills training closely followed by 3 months internship program
- 5 months of the on-job training by qualified craftsmen
- Entrepreneurship skills training
After successful completion of courses, the trainees graduate and are awarded certificates. The certificates are available online, and the graduates are required to enter their respective Kenyan Identity Card (ID) numbers to download their certificates.
KYEOP Cycle 8 Eligible Qualifications
For you to qualify for this program, you should be:
- A Kenyan citizen
- A young person aged between 18 – 29 years
- Holder of Kenyan National Identity card (ID)
- In possession of form 4 certificate as the maximum qualification and below
- Currently unemployed
However, only youths from 17 KYEOP implementing counties are qualified to apply. These counties are:
The counties are chosen according to high population density and minority groups. However, youth from the other non-eligible counties should not be disheartened because their counties will be included with time.
KYEOP Application 2022 Deadline
For cycle 8, the applications will be open from May 17th, May 2022 and will run up to 31st May 2022. After the deadline, applications will not be accepted. You will have to wait for the next cycle to apply. Also, note that they might not be accessible or may take longer to respond, don’t lose heart. You’re encouraged to keep visiting the site regularly before the official deadline.
Suppose you’re unemployed and residing in Kenya with a national ID, aged between 18 – 29 years. Take hold of this golden opportunity and transform your life. KYEOP is ready to provide you with resources. It’s up to you to take action. Good luck!