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Kenya National Youth Policy (2006)

Government of Kenya; Ministry of Youth Affairs Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards disability Kenya 1 January 2006 Policy document development, employment

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The policy's goal is to promote youth participation in community and civic affairs and to ensure that youth programmes are youth centred. The policy proposes guidelines and strategies that can be used to facilitate participation of the youth in national development.

The policy also spells out the strategic areas that must be addressed in order for Kenya's young people to effectively play their role in nation building. These are: Employment creation, health, education and training, sports and recreation, the environment, art and culture, the media and participation and empowerment.

The youth are classified into priority target groups to make it easier to tackle challenges unique to each group. The priority groups are: Youth with disability, street youth, youth infected with Aids, female youth, unemployed youth and out of school youth.

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