Africa is home to the youngest population in the world with more than 70% of the population falling below the age of 40. This so called “Youth Bulge” should never be seen as a burden but rather a vital human RESOURCE that should be channeled to power the much needed Economic Renaissance in Kenya and Africa as a whole. The Youth Program of the Global Peace Foundation Kenya is aimed at inspiring the next generation of Kenyan leaders rooted in moral and Innovative principles and values.
The central focus of GPFK’s youth program is the President’s Fellowship which is a premier mentorship and leadership development program initiated to inspire the next generation of Kenyan leaders. The annual President’s Fellowship provides a unique platform for approximately 100 highly motivated and talented young leaders drawn from Kenya’s 47 counties to enhance their learning through a series of intensive leadership development programs and experiential activities.
GPFK involves industry and community leaders to provide mentorship to the fellows based on their professional and real life experiences. Although most of the training is conducted virtually, plans are underway to incorporate in person workshops and community exchange and volunteer programs to promote cohesion in the devolved system anchored on the youth. Further working with other GPF chapters worldwide, we will also incorporate international exchange programs such as the Global Peace Corps, Service for Peace and the Global Peace and Development Service Alliance (GPDSA) to give provide the fellows with global exposure and experience.
The Fellowship has a competitive selection process pegged on the ongoing initiatives by the applicants in their communities to encourage job creation and innovation in solving community challenges.
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