The purpose of youth development and capacity building is to engage youth in the wide variety of personal and social development activities that it offers, helps young people to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are frequently said to be needed in the labour market. These include teamwork, communication, leadership, flexibility and responsiveness.

hey also include creativity and innovation, which involve defining problems, coming up with ways of dealing with them, and sticking to a chosen course of action. In this way youth work contributes to closing the gap between the competences acquired by young people and the needs of the labour market.

Program objectives

  1. Develop them in the skills of non-formal education and learning Non-formal education and learning has an important role to play in responding to youth unemployment. This is because it supports development by helping to transform young peoples’ potential, creativity, talents, initiative and social responsibility, through the acquisition of related knowledge, skills, attitudes and values
  2. Establishment of centre’s to help the target youth groups, public and community-based organizations access affordable information technology services.
  3. Offer activities that promote innovation and creativity in young people, and make young people aware of the skills gained through participation in such activities
  4. Discourage the youth from becoming members of armed militias, and organizations, with negative ideologies, by providing them with skills for alternative source of income generation including as; computer skills, entrepreneurship skills, enhancement of English language ability, management skills for youth organizations, leadership skills and learning of non-violent ways of living and resolving conflicts, through training, and appropriate reading materials
  5. Developing and implementing appropriate strategies, policies and programmes to mitigate the risks and challenges the youth face
  6. Provide training facilities, and assist establish youth forums, to enable them meet regularly, discuss, exchange and share ideas, learn about themselves and others. Understand their own problems, and identify their needs in relation to their existing social, political, cultural and religious structures, and take actions to direct and control their own future destiny
  7. Creating opportunities for the disadvantaged youth it is important to ensure that opportunities through targeted interventions are created. Labour-market training and work-experience programmes all aid in continuing the initiative and driving business growth for youth in disadvantaged areas.
  8. Enhance the academic English language performance of students at primary, secondary and tertiary institutions through access to reading materials, participation of inter-school debate clubs and reading clubs
  9. Provide Capacity building and training for the highly disadvantaged Somali youth, both young girls and boys young people who are disadvantaged and hard to reach. There is a need to enhance the capacity of these workers, especially youth workers, to promote innovation and creativity in young people. Training and continuing professional development needs
  10. Offer Mentoring and career guidance to boost their career pathways and steer them to the right career based on their skill.