An Analysis of the extent of Training Needs Assessment by the Organizations offering Training to Youth Organizations in Kinango County, Kenya

Humphrey Muriuki Njuki, Oddillia Nabwire Okoth, Geoffrey Kipchirchir Rono, Fredrick Mwendwa Musyoka, Muna Abdalla Mohamed Haji, Mwawuganga Mwambota


The mobilization of youth in Kenya and growth of youth group enterprise projects took centre stage in the last four years with the creation of Ministry of youth affairs and sports in the year 2005.   The Department of Youth development was established in January 2007 with an aim of spearheading the general empowerment of the youths with key objectives being; promoting Youth-owned Small and Micro Enterprise (SME) projects, promoting thriftiness and self-reliance among the youth, promoting an entrepreneurial culture among the youth, and promoting marketing of Youth Products and Services. (The national youth policy 2007). The study aimed at broadening understanding about the factors that influence performance of various youth group income generating projects in Taita district. It also aims at giving remedial measures to the problems faced by youth group initiated projects so as to improve their performance and realize their goals.  The groups were stratified according to their categories of projects/activity. From the targeted population a random sample of 60% will be taken from each category to give a total sample of 35 projects. Data for the study will consist of primary data collected by use of questionnaires and secondary data based on youth group performance reports submitted to the respective group coordinators to the Provincial director in the Ministry of youth affairs, department of Youth development. The data will be analyzed using statistical package of social sciences software and findings will be presented in form of tables, charts and figures.

Keywords: Training Needs Assessment, Small and Micro Enterprise’s, Entrepreneurial Culture

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