The Tana River County Government is set to launch a sh10 million Youth Empowerment and Innovation Center at the Hola Vocational Training Center.
“The center will be a One–Stop Information Unit. It will provide our youth with all the necessary information to facilitate their participation in the development agenda,’’ said County Executive Member for Education, Sports, Gender and culture Abass Kunyo at County Information Office.
The center will have a capacity building and computer lab unit where the youth will be trained on access to government procurement, creative economy, entrepreneurship, leadership skills and ICT.
The CECM added that in collaboration with Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) the center will support talent development in film making and acting. The County has a total of eight vocational training centers.
“The innovation hub will be one of a kind. It will have an indoor and outdoor games facilities,” said Kunyo.
The CECM urged Tana River youth to shun drug abuse and to embrace innovations and sports activities.
The center which is to be launched next month is being developed in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Kenya School of Government (KSG), National Youth Council (NYC) and Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) is the second in Kenya after Isiolo County.
By Sadik Hassan