The Malaika Foundation has launched a youth Policy in Siaya County to educate and champion on the rights of the youth through information on alternative leadership programs within the County.
Speaking during the launch of the policy in Bondo Town, the Malaika Foundation Chief Executive Officer Mr. Kevin Ogema said that the youth must be educated on their rights through creation of leadership academy.
Mr. Ogema also urged members of Siaya County Assembly to adopt the policy and come up with mechanisms that would see the youth fully engaged in leadership programs.
We are going establish leadership academy that is going to nature leadership of young people in our society and bringing up principles and good governance in our youths, said Kevin Ogema CEO Malaika Foundation.
During the event, the youth were cautioned not to rely on handouts given by politicians but to engage in positive leadership agenda that would make leaders accountable.
Dr. Steve Ouma Akoth who is the chairman Malaika Foundation pointed out that politicians have used handouts on the youth as a means of buying leadership since the youth cannot vote wisely
The rights of the youths in this county have not been given priority they are always dismissed on the ground that they have nothing to contribute in the county development agendas, said Dr. Steve Okoth Foundation Chairman.
He also said that the draft policy on youth will provide platform for championing their rights which he said has been violated especially in the job market within the County.
Featured image courtesy of MalaikaFoundation.org
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