SoC engages young people in formal and informal learning to increase their meaningful participation in economic development

Centre for skilling.
SoC promotes skilling among young people to enable them create jobs as well as be employable. Many of these adolescent and young mothers who have dropped out of school. SoC has set up four skilling centres to offer tailoring and designing classes, hairdressing sessions, culinary lessons and Information Communication and Technology training sessions. This provides youth with the opportunity to develop employable skills; they are also able to create employment opportunities. SoC networks with institutions to provide internships, equipment and other services.

Bottles of Hope and beads from paper recycle
SoC trains young people to make art out of used bottles and paper. Young people decorate bottles and make beads out of paper. These products are sold on markets to generate income for the young people. SoC also trains young people in branding, marketing and financial management to enable them manage their business well. Bottles of hope have a healing element as young people are drawn into this ART.

Young people in agribusiness
SoC promotes participation of young people in agribusiness through training them in production, value addition and marketing. SoC also provides inputs to enable young people have a starting point. SoC links young people to financial institutions to acquire financial services such as agricultural loans and government youth programs they could benefit from. Young people have established a tree nursery bed through which they do seed multiplication to promote agro forestry. Such include mango, coffee, orange, lemon, ovacado, neem tree seedlings; young people sell these to earn income.

Leadership and innovation
SoC encourages young people to participate in leadership as well as innovate ideas. SoC promotes young people groups which provide spaces for leadership growth, participation in civic places, peer learning, collective initiatives such as advocacy, savings mobilization using the village savings and loans association model.

Young people are empowered to participate in leadership and advocacy to influence resource allocation, policy implementation in Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and livelihood programs. Young people do this through evidence gathering, presenting petitions, dialogues, participating in community based monitoring and evaluation of social services.

SoC promotes innovation among young people to enable them come up with solutions to existing challenges within their community. Young people with innovative ideas are provided with seed capital to implement their idea.