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The Benefits of Using Power Tools in Programs for Children and Youth

Most power tools are adaptable to industrial projects, but in countries like Kenya it’s more useful to teach children the use of tools for home projects. And if they’re lucky they can even get a job out of it. The idea of equipping a classroom of children with power tools, however, can be overwhelming. Luckily […]

Music Initiatives – A Vital Aid To Youth Development Programs

Organizations all over the country have been putting in place initiatives and programs to support youth development in disadvantages areas, and these innovative services have taken a number of forms. However, some of the most successful programs to have been put in place have been those which have been based on music. Organizations running music […]

How Can Cooking Programs Benefit At-Risk Youths?

Finding ways to engage at-risk youths has long been a goal of all kinds of youth development programs, however there is one type of program which has really come to the fore over recent years. Cooking programs aimed at at-risk youths have been taking off in a big way, not only in the USA but […]

Promoting Health In The Young – A Vital Youth Development Program

Youth development programs can take a number of forms, however Advocates For Youth have developed their Life Planning Education program with a strong focus on health and well-being in the young and disadvantaged. There are several parts to the program encompassing everything from sexuality and relationship to community responsibility and personal well-being, and this makes […]

Five Kenyan NGOs Working Hand and Hand with Children in Need

There are plenty of children who find themselves in the unfortunate circumstances of not having people to love, provide, and take care of them. Some of these children are orphaned and get mistreated by their guardians. Some simply become burdens on their parents or guardians who are too poor to look after them so they […]

Putting Together a Youth Inclusion Group on a Budget

Idle hands to the Devil’s work, or so the saying goes. This is far from trite, though: when teens and young adults suffer from perpetual, unalleviated boredom, it’s unreasonable to expect them to apply themselves regardless. Saying that they “should” aspire to better themselves is hardly helpful unless they’re provided with guidance and opportunities to […]

The Youth Skills Gap In The USA

The USA promises to be a land of opportunities for all, however some disadvantaged young people in communities nationwide are struggling to get on the career ladder due to a skills gap which prevents them from getting a foothold in the world of work. Luckily, youth development programs are stepping into the breach, creating schemes […]

Get Your Youth Programs Noticed Without Enduring Hefty Overheads

Anyone involved with youth programs will (or should) know that the parents are where it all starts. Sure, it’s vital the kids have a good time because there is absolutely no chance of them not telling their parents if they had a good time or not. That said, it’s the grown-ups you need to win […]

NGOS: Offering the Most Prone Youth of Kenya a Way Out through Sports

Kenya’s youth make up 65% of the population with a bigger majority of these youth under the age of 18. Unemployment is the biggest challenge facing these young people with over 40% of those in the employment bracket unable to get proper jobs. This challenge brings on attendant problems in crime, HIV/AIDS and social conflicts. […]

5 Creative Activities for Outreaches to Children’s Homes

Outreach programs for children’s homes are intended to reach out to kids who are not normally acquiring the best type of service and experience suited for their age. This is one way of helping them to live life best on their age without experiencing any hassles and stress anymore. Most of the time, those children […]

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