The government has been urged to revise the model of the Youth Livelihood Program.
Development partners who include Save the Children and the Master Card Foundation want the government to change the model of the program from distribution of money to building the skills of the beneficiaries.
Save the Children with support from the Master Card Foundation have for the past six years been implementing the Youth In Action-YIA project aimed at improving the economic livelihood of youth aged 12-18.
Unlike the YLHP, where youths register under a group to start up a business, the YIA project, beneficiaries undergo a series of interviews and classes before they form groups. Each person in the group is given 300,000 shillings to start an income generating activity.
Monitoring teams are also assigned to follow the progress of the teams.
Brechtje van Lith, Country Director, Save the Children says that the YLHP program needs to be impact driven