Education & Empowernment
Our country is a youthful one with 60% of the populace falling below 35 years of age. With high levels of unemployment, the youth are thus the most affected. This translates to high dependency ratio and low savings which impacts on the investments that can be realised. At the national level, high priority competing budgetary needs puts a lot of strain on resources directed towards health, security and education which makes it impossible to channel resources to long term development projects.
The situation is not any different at the County level. Worse off, at the family level in which widows and orphans have to pick up extra responsilities. Unfortunately, there are cultural practices in communities that work to the disadvantage of widows and orphans. Our inclination is that any meaningful interventions should be comprehensive and sustainable in nature addressing both the visible and invisible barriers that contribute towards disempowering widows and orphans.
Education is one of the most powerful tools for promoting equality in society. It facilitates a people to gain skills that enable them to contribute to the prosperity of a society. NYOGAYA Foundation has embraced this and we currently provide access to education services in Obaga Community in Siaya County for over 600 children. We have managed to support access to high school education, contributed to retention in primary school, and established a community library.