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Kenya National Youth Policy (2002)

Ministry of Home Affairs, Heritage and Sports Government of Kenya Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards disability Kenya 1 January 2002 Policy document employment, health promotion

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The goal of this Policy is to promote youth participation in community and civic affairs and to ensure that youth programmes are youth centred and engage the youth.

The Policy has laid emphasis in certain strategic areas that shall be addressed and these include; Employment Creation, Health, Education and Training, Sports and Recreation, Environment, Art and Culture, Youth and the Media and Youth Participation and Empowerment.

While addressing the strategic areas, the Policy classifies the youth into priority target groups. This is because it is not possible to address all the youth issues at the same time. The priority groups are Youth with disability, street youth, youth infected with Aids, Female Youth, Unemployed Youth and out of school Youth. The Policy proposes guidelines and strategies that can further be developed to facilitate participation of the youth in national development.


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