Entrepreneurship and Skills Development

SRI acknowledges education as the most important tool for transforming societies. Within the rural setting in our operations, there are many families facing challenges to education such as lack of school fees or inaccessibility to affordable, quality education. Coupled with that is a high turnover of youthful school leavers and dropouts with no tangible life skills to sustain them in order that they can be productive members of society. This has often led to challenges in young people resorting to crime or alcohol and substance abuse, making them become a burden to society. 

World Contraception Day

As a way of empowering local youth from Okana community, SRI in partnership with Y-Act, had a privilege of joining the world in Celebrating World Contraception Day at St. Benedicts Nyang’oma School in Muhoroni Sub-County on 25th September 2020.  The celebration...

Gender Sector Working Group Meeting

Men and women are affected differently by political violence In the case of women – and although we recognise that women do not form a homogeneous group and that their experience may differ depending on various factors including their class, ethnicity and perceived or...

Workplan to Support Fight Against Teen Pregnancies

Plan International reports states that 25% of teenagers in Kisumu County reported to have had sex before the age of 15 years and 80% of teenage pregnancies occur in primary school. Moreover, 42% of teenage girls have been forced to drop out of school due to unintended...

Addressing Population Issues in Kisumu County

Through joint interventions with state and non - state actors, SRI was part of partners who held a Multisectorial Programme Coordination Meeting, working towards addressing population issues in Kisumu County.This meeting was convened by National Council for Population...

Youth Excel Kenya Data Summit

Six workshops and four rounds of data driven research later. The Kenyan ICON is soon marking the end of first research implementation program with a Data Summit.This will see ICON participants - PU_35 get to share their research findings and collaborate with other...

Vijana na Kilimo

In our quest to support agricultural value chain addition among the young farmers, SRI joined Brighter Mondays and GIZ in launching a youth program called "VIJANA NA KILIMO. This was launched at Kisumu National Polytechnic with clear focus to breaking the agricultural...

SRI Joins Partners to Celebrate IWD 2022

SRI Kenya joined other partners in Kisumu at the International women's day Celebration which was held Tuesday 8th March at Kisumu Social Hall. The Theme, "breaking the bias" within the land and property rights for women. This relevant to the strides SRI is making to...

SRI & FabLab launch SheBuilds

SRI joined Fablab winam hub in launching an up-skilling project dubbed She Builds aimed at empowering young women with technical skills. Crowning the launch were Dorothy Nyong'o - Kisumu First lady and Bovince Ochieng - Director for Trade and enterprise.

MeTA Kenya Alliance Review & Planning Meeting

SRI in the spirit of collaboration and partnerships is part of MeTA Kenya Alliance, that met today to a progress Reviewing and Planning meeting held at City Hotel, Milimani, Kisumu.The meeting focused on:- Progress updates from sub-county teams on activities...

Public Participation at Kobura Ward

In the move to support accountability, SRI joined members of Kobura ward in a public participation to review Kisumu County Fiscal Strategy Paper (CFSP) of financial year 2021/2022, plus the strategies captured for the financial year 2022/2023.

Impacting Comprehensive SRH Knowledge to the Adolescent Girls In Rural Schools of Nyando Sub-County, Kisumu County

High-quality menstrual hygiene management (MHM) still remains a challenge for low-income women and girls. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) still faces a lot of difficulties due to a lack of realignment between diverse stakeholders and sector siloes on menstrual...
Skills Development

Most rural youths and women lack employable skills. In rural areas, only 5% of youths proceed to higher levels of learning. There is thus high dropout rates from formal learning. While we encourage and support formal education and training, we have to also equip youths and women, who opt not to continue with academic learning with technical and vocational skills to enhance their employability. We have established workshops for skills training and adopted accredited Competency Based Curricula (CBC) approved by the Technical, Vocational Education, and Training Authority (TVET). SRI offers training on:

  • Carpentry and joinery 
  • Tailoring and dress making 
  • Organic agriculture 
  • ICT trainings 
  • Skills acceleration projects

These trainings are offered through the SRI Vocational Training Centre which was registered in 2020.


Entrepreneurship skills are important in creating new opportunities in rural communities. It also facilitates utilization of skills training to create new startups, businesses and enterprises. These is a much better way of addressing rural youth unemployment. SRIs entrepreneurship program includes:

  • Business plan development
  • Value chains
  • Internships and mentorships
  • Labour market analysis.
  • Engagements with the private sector.
  • Access to capital
  • Financial literacy

We support our eight partner schools through;

  • Strengthen teaching and learnings, school leadership and management .
  • Equipment and facilities.
  • Scholarships and bursaries for needy students.
  • Community dialogues and other school projects .
  • Integrating ICTs in Education
  • Learning through Play 
  • Community library 
We  have achieved the following;

  • Supported 23 students in the scholarship program. 4 students from the program are currently in University.
  • Registered with TVET and CDAC 
  • Established skills workshop for carpentry and tailoring
  • Developed approved training programs for carpentry, joinery and tailoring.
  • Acquired state of the art carpentry and tailoring equipment.
  • Trained 25 youth in carpentry
  • Trained 20 women in tailoring
  • Held 9 ICT training sessions.
  • Established operational community library with 1500 books.
  • Registered 42 community members as library users.