We are a new breed of youth who envisions a society where we care for one another, where we value the elderly for their wisdom, where we embrace natural resources and use technology to utilize the opportunities that lie around us.
We work hard to make a profitable business. Not to enrich ourselves, but to create jobs, to decrease the gap between rich and poor, and to increase food security for generations to come.
We don’t discriminate on gender, tribal origin or religion, and we have zero tolerance of corruption.
We are a new kind of tribe that exceeds all traditional tribes in our country.
We are Vijana Reloaded.
In Kenya, the unemployement rate grew with an extreme speed from 12% in 2006 to 42% nowadays. Of all the unemployed people, 70% (!) are between the age of 15 and 35 years old.
The traditional curriculum of schools in Kenya don't cater for creativity, entrepreneurship and ICT skills. A teacher broadcasts the content. Students learn how to reproduce it.
There is a relatively low agri-productivity in Kenya. There are smart new ICT-based farming solutions that can help in increasing production and access to market, but they are not widely spread in practice (yet...)
Vijana Reloaded envisions a future Kenya, where youth are the motor behind a thriving economy, are active contributors to a pleasant society, are creative in securing the food staple for Eastern Africa.
Reloading youth in rural Kenya with skills that matter today, to boost youth employment.
Our ambition for 2020 is to have kickstarted 15.000 sustainable businesses that have created 100,000 jobs for youth in rural Kenya.
If we train youth in boosting their entrepreneurial skills, ICT skills and social skills, and kick start them to become successful entrepreneurs introducing new or better
agri-related products & services,
Then those entrepreneurs will create jobs for themselves and others, with products that lead to improved productivity and efficiency in the agri-sector, and spread their mentality as a new culture among youth.
Because youth with skills that matter today are the most powerful resource for change.