Because Only Together We Can
We believe that if young people are empowered economically, they are able to prevent HIV, get employment, stop/end GBV and build a formidable future.
Ready To Work
RTW is an employability and entrepreneurship program aimed at preparing young people who have completed secondary education, those not in training, not in employment, finalists at TIVET but have completed different level of schooling for immediate entry into the workforce as employees and employers of labor.
Digital Skills Training
Digital literacy training skills-in partnership with Google Africa through Africa 118 we have in cooperated digital marketing skills, something that is new and has propelled new businesses to another level where there is market.
Development Associates for Young Africans has also partnered with Kenya Papaya Products Limited, a private limited company that process pawpaw fruits in to pawpaw jam.
Who We Are
Development Associates is a youth led Non Governmental organization working in Kenyan informal settlement and rural areas.
We focus on economic empowerment, sustainable livelihoods promotion, HIV prevention, gender and development.
What We Do
Personal Brand Building
We train young people on how to stand out, brand themselves, create a niche of whom they are, what they are and how to communicate whom they are.
Curriculum Vitae Development
Our well trained facilitators ensures that youth who pass through our class acquire necessary skills to develop attractive CV.
We take the youth through a curriculum that teaches them to communicate well with people of different cadre with an aim of achieving organizational objectives and goals.
Linkages to Employment
Upon completion and graduation, we link our beneficiaries to local companies and organizations as employees.
Our Centre Of Excellence
Our center of excellent is situated at Soweto East Resource Center, Kibera informal settlement.
Development Associates for Young Africans is involved in community development through economic empowerment, health education, employment creation and digital skills and Micro farming training. Because HIV/AIDS awareness creation is paramount to youth development, Development Associates use employability and Micro farming model as a way to grow young people out of poverty caused HIV in urban and rural areas.
Development Associates for Young Africans partner with local and international companies to buy local products. We train young people in rural areas in micro farming where to ensure sustainable livelihoods.
We partner with Africa 118 to offer quality digital skills training that empower young people to work in the digital world. Our state of the art digital center offers online job opportunities to youth and women in Kenya’s informal settlement. We also ensure that youth are able to list businesses on google maps for increased earning. We link young people with other local and international digital opportunities such as schools and financial institutions.
Fashion & Design
The center hosts and offers competitive training in fashion design, digital and basic computer skills, online job opportunity center and daycare center for mothers with young children who cannot afford daily day care rates.
Development Associates for Young Africans is involved in community empowerment through health education and promotion. We ensure that we provide Adolescent sexual reproductive health information to the youths, HIV/AIDS awareness creation, community health talks and referrals. We link the most vulnerable youths in and out of school to opportunities such as employment, job trainings, and entrepreneurship trainings to ensure that youths are able to break poverty cycle. We use social enterprise model to leverage on the needs of the youths with urban and rural areas in Kenya.
Carol Ashitsa - Norec Youth Camp
Right from the Youth Camp with the awesome facilitators, it was a great opportunity for me to gain more insights on Youth leadership, Activism, Advocacy, Global injustice, Communication skills, Youth entrepreneurship and also how to adjust to cultural diversities.
Diana- A road side vendor
I want to thank DAY-Africa for changing my life. The training I received completely changed my perspective about life and business. I am now a proud owner of a business and can take care of my children and bills from the proceeds.
Mary - Grocer
After graduating from my entrepreneurship class, I got a grant of kshs,1,500 from DAY-Africa which I used to start a small business. I was so excited to own my business and to create self-employment. Today I am selling green groceries where I make a profit of Kenya shillings 1000 per week.