KYEOP application is an online process done by kenyan youth’s who’d like to join the KYEOP project to better their livelihoods. But before we get to that allow me to make a brief statement.
We are always ready to criticize the government because it easy and takes the blame away from us. That’s basic human psychology yet a very dangerous habit especially in determining the course of our lives.
Yes, the government has failed to create enough job opportunities for Kenyans, but do we notice the little effort it is putting? Give credit where it’s deserved and today we shall notice the great work Kenya’s government is doing with the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project.
KYEOP is a national program launched in 2016 and backed by the World Bank to the tune of tens of billions to equip young people between the ages of 18 and 29 who lack partial or full education with life and business skills.
The best part, however, is that it offers all this in addition to internship opportunities without charging the beneficiaries anything. In fact, it offers monthly stipends to sustain their livelihoods during the period of training.
Once the training is over, youths become empowered to seek employment opportunities in various industries and thus have the opportunity to better their lives.
KYEOP has had 4 successful cycles of training since it was founded and the fifth cycle was poised to take place this year before the coronavirus pandemic interrupted everything.
Nonetheless, the program is planning to take off soon as the economy reopens and educational institutions gradually accept students back to proceed with their academics.
Although the application process was set to take place through only May, the application is still open 16 counties which include: Bungoma, Kakamega, Kiambu, Kilifi, Kisii, Kisumu, Kitui, Machakos, Mandera, Migori, Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Turkana and Wajir counties.
But before we get into the application process, let’s review this program, why it is important and why you should consider joining it to better your life especially if you didn’t complete the 8.4.4 System.
Benefits of KYEOP
KYEOP was formed entirely for the sake of youths who didn’t complete the full Kenyan education system. It is no doubt that such youths have a very tough time securing employments since the basic requisite for most jobs is a college certificate or university degree.
KYEOP take such disadvantaged youths and puts them on a competitive level with college and university graduates especially in technical professions.
The program is designed to do this in 4 ways
- Providing quality training in life skills, sector-specific skills, entrepreneurship skills, business skills, apprenticeship and internship.
- Awarding certifications which can be used in job applications, similar to college and university certifications.
- Offering financial support for start-ups and business expansions.
- Provide access to labour market information system.
The project which aims at empowering over 280,000 youths will come to an end in 2021. It is not a guarantee that the government will sustain the project and hence eligible youths must grab this once in a lifetime opportunity.
But what are the requirements for eligibility?
KYEOP Eligibility conditions
- Must be a Kenya citizen
- Aged between 18-29 years of age (with some component extending up to 35 years)
- Should have a national ID
- Have no more than form 4 education
- Must not currently have a job
- Fully available for the next 8 months
If you meet all these requirements, then you are cleared to apply for a chance in the 2020 KYEOP class. However, you need to first identify the areas of interest. This is important considering the many training areas offered by the program under KYEOP accredited institutions around the country. They include:
Areas of Formal Technical Training
- Bee Keeping
- Electrical Installation
- Fashion Design
- Food processing
- Hair Dressing
- Motor Vehicle Mechanics
- Oil Pipeline Operations
- Painting and Decoration
- Plant Operations
- Solar PV Technology
- Waste Management
Areas of Informal Technical training
- Bead making
- Bio sand production
- Chemical Production
- Cleaning Services
- Cycle Repair
- Event Planning
- Fashion and Design
- Motor vehicle mechanics
- Panel beating and spraying
- Welding and metal fabrication
Once you identify what you are planning to pursue under the KYEOP project, you can go ahead with KYEOP application which is done online using the KYEOP portal.
KYEOP Online Application Process
- Visit KYEOP Website at mis.kyeop.go.ke
- Scroll down and click on Apply Now for Cycle 5 Application
- The KYEOP Application form will be displayed. Select the county from which you would like to undertake the program.
- Select your preferred Sub County
- Input your personal information which includes: name, gender, place of residence, Birth Date, ID Number, and Marital Status. Indicate whether you have a disability or not then click on Next.
- Enter your contact details which include location, postal address, Email, and Phone number. It is advisable to indicate that you have a smartphone to improve your chances. Also, input the alternative contact information of someone closely related to you. Click on next
- Input your occupation status. In section 3, you are required to enter details on you current occupation which include current institution, employment status, self-employment and business prospects and whether you will be available for training for the next 8 months. Ensure you answer ‘Yes’ in this case. Click next
- Enter your education background in section 4. Ensure you indicate information that matches with the requirements we talked about earlier if you want to get an opportunity to join KYEOP. Click on Next
- Select Area of Interest, whether you want training or support in your business. Click on Next
- In the final section, you are required to confirm that you have provided true and accurate information. Take note that lying might get you into trouble. Click on ‘Agree’ and ‘Confirm Application’ to complete the application.
The only thing remaining at this point is to wait for your application to be processed and when the next intake takes place you will be informed through the phone number and Email address you used in the application.
Things to note.
While KYEOP is an opportunity to better the lives of many, it provides perfect avenues for conmen and criminals to make money from unsuspecting Kenyans, most of whom aren’t conversant with online processes. So you need to be very cautious by ensuring the following.
- KYEOP Application is free and acceptance is dependent on your application information. You should not pay for favours because no one can guarantee you a spot.
- Do not offer personal information such as MPesa PIN and Bank Details. Anybody who calls you claiming they represent the KYEOP project and asks for such information is a con person.
- Do not attend interviews if not requested by KYEOP officials of through KYEOP official communications.
- Make sure you report any suspicious persons the police to prevent them from proceeding with the crime.