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Holt alec 624 pp presentation

  1. 1. Cowpeas for Peace a proposal to USAID/East Africa’s Yes Youth Can! Program
  2. 2. Howdy Padon D. Holt Graduate Student Masters of Education Texas A&M University Assistant Investigator Cowpeas for Peace
  3. 3. - Yes Youth Can! Program is looking for: I: A proposal that will empower Kenyan youth. a: Entrepreneurial skills and employment. b: Engage in local and national issues. c: To be positive forces of change in their communities. d: Enhances leadership capabilities. e: Expand genuine voice to promote youth interest and needs while being advocated by youth organizations. Focus of Program
  4. 4. Scope of Cowpeas for Peace - 5 year program - $2.5 million budget (per year) - Two full time staff members stationed in Nakuru, Kenya. - Administrative support in College Station, Texas. - Undertaken by Texas A&M University - College of Agriculture and Life Science and the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture.
  5. 5. Goals of Cowpeas for Peace Enhance technical skills through vocational education in agricultural business in order to create job skills and market opportunities. Develop leadership organizations to generate new possibilities for community well-being for the youth of Kenya. Enhance youth understanding and voices in policy dialogue and interethnic coalitions.
  6. 6. Objectives - Goal 1 Enhance technical skills through vocational education in agricultural business in order to create job skills and market opportunities. Needs assessment Secure 200 participants Increase technical knowledge by 50% Obtain 10% net profit from sale of cowpeas
  7. 7. Objectives - Goal 2 Develop leadership organizations to generate new possibilities for community well-being for the youth of Kenya. Increase leadership knowledge by 50% Increase interethnic understanding by 50% Coordinate and execute 20 hours of community service per student per semester
  8. 8. Objectives - Goal 3 Enhance youth understanding and voices in policy dialogue and interethnic coalitions. Increase parliamentary procedure knowledge by 50%. Increase positive political activity by 20%.
  9. 9. Major Methods Formal classroom vocational education program with laboratory section for hands on learning. Creation of youth service organization by vocational education program participants. Train-the-Trainer program to develop 10% of participants for advanced leadership roles within both formal classroom and youth service organization.
  10. 10. Questions ?

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