Mp begins empowering jobless scholars.

Rangwe constituency has started an initiative of identifying jobless

higher education graduates and empowers them to access government jobs

and tenders.

The youths are those who graduated more than five years ago but have

not secured job opportunities. They graduated with degrees and

diplomas in different courses from universities and tertiary


Rangwe MP Lillian Gogo said they started with 38 jobless youths drawn

from the four wards in the constituency.

The programme dubbed Critical Thirty-Eight, the youths have been

brought together, mentored by various professionals to enable them

access jobs.

They are taught how to acquire government jobs from various media

platforms in which they are advertised. The jobs include both tender

and white collar jobs.

Speaking on Tuesday during the launch of the programme in Rangwe NGCDF

office, Gogo expressed hopes that the initiative will enable youths

who are jobless earn money.

The pioneers graduated more than five years ago.

She said such youths have been neglected in the society yet they are

also suffering due to inability to make ends meet.

“Assessment conducted in the constituency revealed that many graduates

don’t have jobs. This programme is meant to teach them how they can

access jobs,” Gogo said.

The MP said her objective is to improve lives of the youths in the

next three years.

The 38 youths identified are going to be engaged in verifying names of

pupils who should benefit from bursary whose disbursement will be done

in a few weeks.

The constituency is engaging the young men and women in verifying

names of bursary applicants.

“They are going to help us indentify deserving students to give

bursary in the constituency. Already we have sh35million to be

disbursed to support education,” Gogo said.

The MP said time had come for political leaders to empower the youth

rather than using them.

“It is important to adhere to our social contract of empowering the

youth, not using them for some ulterior motives,” she said

Graduates who have been identified hailed the programme.

Former student of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and

Technology (JKUAT) Jerim Onguru said the programme is going to

transform their lives.

He said many of them suffer due to lack of employment.

“Some of us have stayed for more than five years after graduation

before getting jobs,” Onguru said.

Celestine Awuor who graduated with bachelor in Business Management and

Administration at Zetech University said the programme is going to

transform the future lives of Rangwe residents.

“I graduated four years ago but have not got a job. The mentorship

will open my ways for success,” Awuro said.

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