Youth Enterprise Project (YEP)
A youth-led organization, the Youth Enterprise Project believes in the power of young people to find solutions to problems that affect them. Envisioned by a former street boy, the Youth Enterprise Project aims to help street youth gain employment and become self-sufficient. YEP will provide paid apprenticeships, ongoing training and psychological counseling to support the launch of youth-run micro-enterprises. Through programs that train participants and encourage them to be active in their own development, YEP will assist street youth to become productive and contributing world citizens. A pilot phase is scheduled for launch in 2010 in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi, Kenya.