Strategic objectives drive priority setting, resource allocation, capability requirements and budgeting activities.

Partner with Catholic technical training institutions to deliver vocational training to sustainably impact technical skills to vulnerable and disadvantaged youth

Improved community-based outreach programs for the disadvantaged and vulnerable youth

Disadvantaged and vulnerable youth aged 15 -25 have improved technical and vocational skills and use the skills for self-sustainability

Get to know us

Our Story

Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya- Sisters Led Youth Empowerment Initiative (AOSK-SLYI) was founded in 2020 to respond to the various challenges that confronted the youth including unemployment, depression, drugs, and substance abuse, toxic sexual relationships, and sexuality issues among others. The program, therefore, developed various initiatives, targeting youth aged 15-25 years in technical training institutions and from the neighbouring parishes.
The main focus of the project is on youth empowerment through technical training, mentorship, and financing start-up businesses for the youth.

Our Goal


Theory of Change

IF youth are supported financially to pursue technical courses and entrepreneurship training and IF these youths receive mentorship, leadership empowerment, and grants for start-up businesses THEN the targeted youth will enjoy an improved quality of life and contribute meaningfully to the nation.

To achieve

Enhanced skills development and job-creating opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged youth between 15 and 25 years old.

AOSK-SLYI has achieved significant milestones in youth empowerment, with 52 youth businesses having been established having a success rate of over 60%. The project has offered psychosocial support forums to 6,833 youth, addressing pertinent issues affecting the youth including drugs and substance abuse, human trafficking, relationships, sexuality, and technology among others. Among these, 74 youth champions were identified and trained to continue supporting their peers, for the sustainability of youth mentorship.

  • 473 youth have been supported to access technical training.
  • Regional businesses have been established in 5 regions to increase youth employability as well as enhance training sustainability.
  • Supporting the institutions procure training infrastructure, part of which is being appropriated for institutional sustainability.

Generally, the project is on a positive trajectory towards achieving its main goal of enhanced skills development and job-creating opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged youth aged 15 to 25 years.

Our patners and stakeholders

The project is implemented in partnership with 24 religious congregations of Catholic sisters, 5 of Catholic brothers, and 2 Catholic priests in 18 AUs/ dioceses across the country; KCCB and various youth programs in both the county and the national government including Youth Enterprise Development Fund, Women Fund and National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) among others.

meet the team

Meet the amazing team behind AOSK-SLYI working to make youths lives better everyday.

Sr. Mercy Mwayi, FSJ
AOSK-SLYI Program Manager
Mrs. Caroline Wamiti
AOSK-SLYI Program Officer
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Elgeyo Marakwet Road
P.O. BOX 21068-00100, Nairobi Kenya

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