Obat John Paul is the Founder of Chanuka Association which is affiliated to Kenya Assemblies of God (KAG) Church Buruburu. The association aims at empowering its members through simple and practical programs, projects and initiatives. Through the Chanuka Youth Club which targets youths aged 18-35,youths are empowered with entrepreneurship skills and linked with partner financial institutions where they can access funds to develop their businesses.
The Chanuka Youth Empowerment program targets young people who have recently completed their secondary school education and are waiting to join Universities, colleges or pursue their set careers.
The program seeks to provide:
• Career Counseling.
• Training on Communication Skills.
• Training on Leadership and Management.
• Training on Economic empowerment to sharpen the skill of this young people even as they transition to centers of higher learning.
Focus Areas: The association programs reach out to youths from Buruburu, Umoja,Jericho,Kariobangi South,Uhuru,Jerusalem,Bahati and Kiambio.
2015 Conference: This year’s conference is a follow up of last year’s event which encouraged youth to set up enterprises.For more information visit this link: https://youthcountyprojectskenya.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/2014-conference-on-entrepreneurship-held-in-in-eastlands-nairobi-county/
On 7th November 2015, Chanuka Association will host a conference whose theme is “Towards Value based enterprise” which will encourage the youth to incorporate values as they run their day to day businesses.
Objective of the 2015 Conference: To enroll young people to utilize the Personal Advancement Curriculum for Entrepreneurs (PACE).
Need: Chanuka Association carried out a study as to why small enterprises collapse. It was done in conjunction with Uwezo Fund and Youth Enterprise Development Fund. Results reveal that youths do not have entrepreneurship skills and they do not have values to start and sustain their enterprises.
Product: Launch of the Personal Advancement Curriculum for Entrepreneurs (PACE).
No of Participants expected: 2,000
Topics to be discussed: Values that have sustained multinational enterprises
In attendance: Senior Deputy Secretary Ministry of Education,County Commissioner Nairobi, Embakasi West Member of Parliament
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