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CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

Youth Livelihoods


Provide economically disadvantaged young people with technical and employability skills to access internship and job opportunities.

Why We Partnered

In 2012, CAP Foundation was one of three projects supported by the Foundation as part of our “Learn, Earn and Save” initiative, with the intention of scaling models that worked. CAP’s Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) model provides a holistic approach to training that is based on employer needs.

The model as implemented in Kenya by the CAP Youth Empowerment Institute has been successful in providing youth with life skills, job-readiness skills, financial education and small business development training. The second phase of this partnership, beginning in 2016, will scale up direct provision to economically disadvantaged young women and men, and support adoption of BEST model components within the Kenyan vocational system.



$10.5 million


Five years