Dagoretti Center

Background of Dagoretti

Dagoretti is located in Western suburbs of Nairobi. The population according to the 2009 census stood at 240,081 people. It borders Langata, Westlands, Kabete, and Starehe Constituencies. It was known as Nairobi West Constituency at the 1963 elections, but has had its current name since the 1969 elections. Splitting further, Dagoretti is made up of nine Wards, namely: Uthiru/Ruthimitu, Waithaka, Mutuini, Ruruta, Ngando, Gatina, Kawangware, Woodley, and Golf Course.

Poverty levels in Dagoretti constituency stands at about 46% with most of the constituents living below the poverty line. It is ranked at position 69 under the poverty ranking for all constituencies, while the income inequality is 36, especially in some of the residential areas such as Kawangware.

Kawangware Location of Dagoretti constituency is one of the low-income residential areas where about 60 % of the people of Nairobi live. Before 1963, the Division of Dagoretti was under Kiambu District. The colonial authorities prohibited African Local people to reside in the city unless they were employed. Later after independence, indigenous people took the advantage to live in Dagoretti; it was a rural setting but near Nairobi, they massively came in. The City Council planning powers only covered the area within the city boundaries thus leaving out the rural periphery outside the official boundaries. Therefore, People settled in Dagoretti without any planning intervention at all supporting their livelihood.

Involvement of CAP YEI in Dagoretti

Batches Enrolled

Total Enrolled

Total Trained

Total Under Training

Total Employed

Employment Percentage

Entrepreneurs

10

698

590

79

457

77

31

CAP YEI established a replication center in Dagoretti area and is located at the PC Kinyanjui Technical institution, the center was later relocated to Kangemi Youth Polytechnic. The establishment of this replication center was based on the excellent performance of the Othaya, Thika, Mombasa, and Eldoret replication centres. Dagoretti replication center was purposely situated not only for its strategic ease of access to youth from Dagoretti, Kawangware, and Kibera areas and their environs, but to complement skills training at the PC Kinyanjui technical institute. Dagoretti center has already enrolled and trained 10 batches by enrolling 698 students at the center, 590 have trained and graduated, and 457 or 77% have been employed and earning money. Furthermore, 31 have started small businesses and they are running them as 20 of them have already joined institutions of higher learning to better their skills. There is still a high demand for skills training at the centre and CAP YEI is still determined and dedicated to provide this opportunity. 79 Trainees are currently under training process.

 

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Documentary - 2016