The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) and other partners have announced Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) scholarships for various courses.
According to an advert on Tuesday, August 15, KeNHA is partnering with the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), African Development Fund and the European Union.
Further, the scholarships target youths from the coastal counties of Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi and the courses will last for a duration of 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months.
Furthermore, to be eligible for some courses one does not require any qualification while others require the KCPE certificate or KCSE.
The deadline for application is Friday September 1 at 5:00pm.
Moreover, some of the courses offered under the scholarships are technical courses including masonry, plumbing and pipe fitting, hair dressing, welding and fabrication, electrical installation, motor vehicle mechanic, basic tailoring, and beauty therapy.
KeNHA stated that it is implementing the Multinational Bagamoyo – Horohoro/Lunga Lunga – Malindi Project, Phase 1: Mombasa – Mtwapa – Kilifi (A7) section financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and a grant from the European Union (EU).
In addition, KeNHA is implementing Lot 1: Mombasa Kwa Jomvu under financing from the African Development Bank.
As a result, provision of technical and vocational education and training of unemployed youth is a common component in the above-mentioned road projects.
Therefore, the training aims at equipping vulnerable youth within the project areas with skills for gainful work and social sustainability.
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Selection Criteria for KeNHA Scholarships
To apply for an applicant must meet the following qualifications:
The basic Criteria for Selection for Vocational Skills Trainings is essential for one to be between 18 and 35 years old with no formal training at Diploma level or above.
Moreover, must be persons who are able to read and write with KCSE or KCPE Certificates or a person who may have dropped out of school with no formal training
The Authority will consider applicants from low-income families and those living in informal settlements within the counties traversed by the project road, and should be a resident of Kilifi, Mombasa, and Kwale County.
Additionally, KeNHA will highly consider youths who are orphaned and/or those from single parenthood families, young single mothers who meet the qualifications and applicants who are categorized as persons living with disability
Lastly, applicants are told to note that application forms by the interested youth must be stamped by the Area Chief or Assistant County Commissioner as a verification of the residency status of the applicant.
The KeNHA scholarship will cover the following:
i. Tuition and Examination Fee
ii. Material Requirements for the courses
iii. Monthly subsistence allowance for each beneficiary
How to Apply
To apply for these scholarships, download application forms from the KeNHA Website (www.kenha.co.ke) or hard copies obtained from the KeNHA Coast Regional Offices, Public Works Building, 2nd floor, Mahindi Road off Shimanzi Road, Mombasa County Commissioner’s Office, Kilifi County Commissioner Office, and Kwale County Commissioner’s Office.
To Submit Applications
Applicants should drop filled application forms at any of the following offices:
KeNHA Coast Regional Offices, Public Works Building, 2nd floor, Mahindi Road off Shimanzi Road – Mombasa
Mombasa County Commissioner’s Office Kilifi County Commissioner’s Office