[Challenge:Future] YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS/PEACE AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
BUSINESS START-UPANDGROWTH/PEACEAND CONFLICTMANAGEMENTC O U N T R Y : K E N Y AV E N U E : L O W - L E V E L N U R S E R YS C H O O L I N G A N J O N I M O M B A S AA T T E N D E D B Y 4 5 M E M B E R S O FL O W - L E V E L Y O U T H B U N G EI N A T T E N D A N C E : V I L L A G EE L D E R2 / 1 / 2 0 1 3NAME: ANTHONY WANJALAGOAL: To empower youths withentrepreneurship skills so as they becomejob creators/to maintain peace and resolveany conflict before, during and after themarch 4th election.
INTRODUCTION:We youths of low-level village in Mombasa formed a youth group and registered it with the ministry ofyouth.I was elected as the organizing secretary and my duty has been organizing events, project writing andcoordination. As a founding member of this group I have organize several events and as a result thegroup won several awards. The event described above is one of the several events organized by me. Theformation of this group was also to provide youths an opportunity to discuss and prioritize issues thatimpact directly on their community and well-being.Low-level Youth Bunge is a Kenya based group from Mombasa County in Ganjoni at a place called low-level.By then group had 25 members but now it has over 45 members.2.0MISSION AND VISION2.1MISSION1. Develops competent and assertive leadership2. Strengthens the confidence of youth in themselves and their work.3. Promotes the intelligent choice and establishment of a career path.4. Encourages achievement and youth enterprises.5. Encourages wise management of economic, environmental and human resources of thecommunity.6. Develops interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and socialinteractions.7. Builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism.8. Promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people.9. Promotes healthy lifestyles.10. Encourages excellence in scholarship.
2.2VISIONLow-Level Youth Bunge group was formed in September 2011 with the following objectives in mind.1. To promote peace, love, and unity amongst the youths.2. To discuss matter affecting the youth i.e. early pregnancy, peer pressure, drug abuse, unemployment,ignorance and STD s/HIV/AIDS.3. To become business oriented and to ensure that the youth grow into responsible parents in future.4. To partner with non-governmental institutions /other institutions with the youth agenda in mind.5. To fight poverty, this is the root cause of all the evils affecting the youth.3.0.0MANAGEMENT BOARDThe board is elected annually through secret ballot or by any other means in accordance with the groupconstitution (ARTICLE 5)The management team consists of the following :1. President………………………..EUNICE ANGELINE DAVID2. Vice president…………………ASCAR DAVID3. Secretary………………………..JOHNSON CHEGE4. Treasurer……………………….NANCY OKINYI5. Organizing secretary………ANTHONY BABU WANJALA6. Public relation officer…….ALEX KIMANTHI7. Security officer……………..DAVID DASHWOOD3.1.0 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MANAGEMENT TEAMTo work out exactly what people and equipment will be needed and source them.To initiate any business associated with Group.Controlling, planning and directing overall activities of the Group.To identify roles and skills and responsibilities of each individual in the group.To make policies and head all managerial meetings.
To sign major business documents and also make major decisions regarding the business.To delegate to the non-elected members to make specific decisions.Maintaining records of progress and submission of reports and statements.To handle higher level budgeting.Ensuring that the goals and objectives of the group are achieved.Formulation of sales and marketing policies.Maintain law and order within the Group.Take minutes of all meetings
BUSINESS START-UP AND GROWTH/PEACE AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENTAGENDA:1. YOUTH AND BUSINESS (ONE WEEK)Self-confident: An Essential life-skill for Business ideas.Scanning the environment for business ideasHow to select a business ideaKnowing your market well: Doing a market researchWriting a business planGetting and retaining customersTips on managing a small Business, and mistakes to AvoidKeeping Business recordsGrowing my BusinessBusiness financial servicesBuilding business Networks2. PEACE AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (ONE WEEK)Defining what a conflict is.Types of conflictsIdentify community needsRights of a citizenPeace keeping/Conflict resolutionConstitutionalism
PRACTICAL WORK/OUTCOMES1. PRACTICAL WORK (YOUTH AND BUSINESS)After the events, by the use of our little monthly contributions we started a plastic chair for hireventure. Some of our girls including the group chairlady (president) started making and sellingshoes while the boys started a carwash business. This event was really helpful.All the other businesses are still doing well up to now except the carwash venture whereby themachine developed a very serious technical problem and required a lot of cash to repair .Tillnow ,the boys are using the manual wash and most of them are complaining since they cannotwash as many cars as before.The money obtained from the venture is saved in order to purchase an electrical carwashmachine other than the useless petrol machine which broke down and its warranty is notcovered here in Kenya.
2. PRACTICAL WORK/OUTCOMESPeace and Conflict ResolutionThe group joined hands with other youths from Mombasa County under the flagship of the yesyouth can Coast and preached peace on a door to door basis and intern the expected chaosbefore, during and after the March 2013 polls did not take place. This was the greatestachievement.
AWARDSIn relation to our activities, just as the CF which was awarded with the SEA AWARD our group ,Low-level youth Bunge was awarded with a certificate in May 2013 for youth empowerment.This was on 23rd-may-2013 during the Mombasa County youth s annual delegates meeting.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:MY GROUP: firstname.lastname@example.org.Or visit our Facebook page:www.facebook.com/pages/low-levelyouthbungegroup.