About NurSYPK Skills for Life
NurSYPK Lifeskills Training
NurSYPK is acronym for Nurture Smart Youth Program Kenya a non-profit that aims to equip the youth of Africa attain social economic self-sustainability through engaging them in lifeskills training.
NurSYPK Mission Statement
“Equipping the youth in Africa to achieve social-economic empowerment and leadership platforms”.
Nurturing For Positive Transformation
NurSYPK Core Values
Creativity and Innovation
Teamwork and Excellence
Our Level 1 Programs Include;
NurSYPK Lifeskills Training Program
We take public primary and secondary school learners through a lifeskills, entrepreneurship, leadership and environmental management training program.
NurSYPK Juveniles Skills4Life Training Program
We empower Juveniles with skills that equip them for life after prison. Usually a six months empowerment program that includes training in life skills, entrepreneurship, leadership and basic environmental management.
NurSYPK Out of School Youth Empowerment
We have two groups of young adults for this program;
Those who dropped out of school early before completion due to various reasons such as early pregnancy or drug/ alcohol influences. We take them through lifeskills, entrepreneurship and psycho-counseling sessions. We then make follow up for those needing special assistance re-uniting them with their families or where need be arrange for them to go back to school or link them with technical training institutions.
These are youth adults who are either still in tertiary institutions or have graduated and are waiting to join the job market. They are taken through lifeskills, entrepreneurship, leadership and Training of Trainers (TOT) program and encouraged to join our volunteership program in order to acquire employability skills.
Skills Content Development Initiative
We develop content that is used to empower the youth with skills for life. This content is shared through our print and social media platforms with the hope that it will increase funding and income generating opportunities for our youth projects.
NurSYPK ComFaST 4Life Skills
ComFaST is acronym for Community, Family, Students and Teachers. This is a program that goes out to involve the learners together with their parents, teachers and the community to support their effort to become responsible citizens. Learners are encouraged to produce anti-drug and alcohol related plays, songs, poetry and artwork displays in a pre-arranged event. Their parents and the community are encouraged to attend the event after which they are sensitized on how to effectively communicate and support the youth in order to bring out the best in them.
We conduct training programs in life skills, Leadership, Mentorship, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Management at level I as well as ICT, Agro-Business, Business Management and Project Management at a second level.
Our training programs are done in Primary and Secondary schools, to Out of School Youth, to Juveniles and Training of Trainers to youth volunteers. We also have a Content Development Initiative which goes out to create awareness of our organization with the hope of raising funds for the youth projects.
NurSYPK Level II Programs
These are skills for life empowerment programs and include activities in;
- Business and Project Management
- Basic ICT
Previous NurSYPK Activities
NurSYP Kenya has trained over five hundred young people since its inception. Much of 2016 was dedicated towards online content development which resulted in a partnership with Omprakash.org in May 2016. Omprakash is a US based organization that connects volunteers with organizations while providing a platform to obtain donor funding as well as hold online fundraising campaigns.
NurSYP Kenya conducted a six months training at Kamiti Youth Correction Centre, a Juvenile facility in partnership with Riverside Church Sharing Fund, New York. The training took place from January to June 2015.
On April 21st to 24th 2015, NurSYP Kenya Skills4Life Training Program was conducted in partnership with 1% Cheetah Fund, a Dutch lottery from Netherlands. The training sessions took place at Cardinal Otunga Plaza, Nairobi. Fifteen youth participants were taken through training in Life Skills, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Training of Trainers skills.
The training sessions were very interactive and participatory with a lot of group work. This gave participants hands on experience in not only teaching practise but also in realistic approach to entrepreneurship.
Between September 2013 to August 2014, NurSYP Kenya in collaboration with the National Authority of the Campaign Against Drugs and Alcohol ( NACADA), trained over one hundred class 7 learners from New Pumwani Primary School in Eastleigh, over two hundred form 3 students from Eastleigh High School and about one hundred out of school youths from Kamkunji constituency in Life Skills and basic Entrepreneurship.
NURSYPK Lifeskills training organizers who took part in the above activities include;
Deborah Nyambu, Evans Kisombe, Roselyn Wairimu, Movin Tieni, Donald Mwasingo, Audrey Saru, Teresia K, Cheptoo
Volunteer Project Team
Dr. B. Aseto – Strategic Planning & Evaluation Adviser
Nyambu – Program Director/ HR
Stella Kachumbo – Resource Mobilizer
Alice Kimani – Project Accountant
Audrey Saru – Content Coordinator
Fladwel Rawinji – Graphic Designer
Esther Mutinda – Web Content Assistant
Donald Mwaluma – Secretary
Dorothy Mbungu – Treasurer
For more information please do visit our website at https://www.nsyouthprogramkenya.org