Two men work with hammers.

Edwin Omollo, JuaKali Empowerment (Strong Sun)

Date grant awarded: June 20, 2016

For the past fifteen years, youth unemployment in Kenya has slowly been on the rise, with 17.4% currently jobless. Edwin Omollo sees hope for these youth through technical training and has thus created the JuaKali Empowerment (Strong Sun) project in Kisumu, Kenya whereby youth will receive specialized training. Participants will primarily be given the tools and knowledge for welding; allowing them to pursue employment in the community once the training is complete.