A little information about our Center:
Kobciye Community Centre was established on May 15th 2010 in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. We are a community-based non-profit organization that strives to empower, motivate and inspire young people throughout the East African region. Our free programs and trainings are designed to equip young people with the basic skills to set their goals, realize their potential and ultimately help them fulfill their ambitions.
Since 2010, over 5000 youth have directly benefited from our various free programs with thousands more impacted by our outreach initiatives and community-wide events. As a youth led and youth run organization, we have unique insights into the needs, ideas, visions and aspirations of youth in our community. Over the years, both in Eastleigh and the wider Kamkunji constituency, we have enthusiastically worked to empower young people to become the drivers of positive change while challenging them to seize and create new opportunities both for themselves and their wider communities.
What we do to create positive change:
All of our work at Kobciye is based upon our guiding principle made up of the three “E’s”: Education, Engagement and Empowerment. Our organization understands that youth have a critical role within every society and building their confidence by equipping them with valuable skills and experience is how we aim to create positive change in our community.
Education: Relevant skills trainings are critical for all youth to possess in today’s challenging and competitive employment market. At Kobciye, we provide free skills trainings to over 750 youth per year.
Our Free Programs:
Computer literacy: Youth learn a variety of basic technological skills including various software packages, computer hardware and basic web design.
Entrepreneurship and Accounting: With our organization’s headquarters located in the thriving business community of Easteligh, we provide basic business training including the principles of entrepreneurship, introduction to accounting and basic business development.
Alumni Program: In addition to our tangible skills training, our organization also provides free soft-skills trainings such as leadership, teamwork, communication, conflict resolution and critical thinking skills through our intensive six-week Alumni program.
Multimedia Training: In today’s modern society we are ever connected through our virtual networks. Through our free multimedia training we equip youth with skills to leverage social media, websites, blogs, podcasts etc. to more effectively communicate within our digital world.
Engagement: Engagement is part of the critical process of listening and reacting to the needs and issues of youth and the broader community we are located within. Identifying issues, discussing solutions and coming to a shared consensus is what our organization believes will lead to lasting positive change.