KITO International takes reformed street youths in Nairobi, Kenya and provides them with operational business training so that they can work with KITOâ€™s many businesses (e.g. bag productions) and/or set up their own, profitable business. Nadia and I had a chance to meet with the first group of youths who are about to finish the course. It was amazing to hear their stories, where they are from, and the dreams they want to pursue after they finish at KITO.
One of the youths that spoke to one of my own passions was named Alex. He wants to be a rapper. Here is a short sample of what Alexâ€™s talent:
The mastermind behind KITO, is Wiclif Otieno, who we met at Opportunity Collaboration. He himself was a street child in Nairobi. He is commonly called a â€œreformed street kidâ€ â€“ street children who are rescued from their current conditions. After going through the government-run program, he realized that a big problem faced by these reformed youths is that there are limited opportunities to apply themselves after completing the program. As a result, they can often end up back out in the street as before. Wiclif wanted to break the cycle and create change. Through KITO, the next step is to help Alex connect with a producer.
I am looking forward to having KITO go through Jolkonaâ€™s vetting process and be added as a Jolkona partner so that you can help Alex and others pursue their dreams and leave the street life behind them.