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The Work force development partnership with Crown Paints Kenya to train youths to be Professional painters

Crown paints Kenya- Painters training 

CLUSA partnered with Crown Paints to train youths and equip them with painting skills to increase their competitiveness in the painting business. CLUSA played a big role in mobilizing interested youths from the Bunges to attend the training while Crown Paints organized and facilitated the training.

                           Participants who turned up for the training

 

                                                                                 The Crown paint company trainer George (standing) gives tips to the participants during the first training session.      

      

 The training was held at Mukaro restaurant in Dagoretti South constituency and brought together a total of 48 youths, 42 males and 6 females drawn from youth Bunges in Nairobi west Sub County which comprises of Westlands, Kibra, Langatta, Dagoretti North and Dagoretti South constituencies. In addition to that, already practicing painters were also invited for the training hence a total of 102 participants attended with 10 females defying the odds and engaging in a venture that is predominantly considered for men! 

The objective of the training was to equip young interested youths with painting skills to be competitive in the booming construction industry in Nairobi County.

The training was divided into 2 sessions. The first session was tailored to equip the participants with theoretical skills which enabled participants to fully comprehend the various steps in the painting process, right from the initial steps of price quotation, floor preparation up to the end of the painting process. The second session enabled participants to demonstrate practically the already acquired theoretical skills. 

Despite painting being regarded predominantly as a male venture, a total of 5 females drawn from the youth Bunges defied the odds and showed great interest in the training. Their aim was to emerge as competent painters and compete favorably with their male counterparts. “Just the right attitude towards a desired goal propels one to the greatest altitude” said Julia Waithaka, the Vice president of Mithonge youth Bunge from Dagoretti south constituency.

Above: Julia Waithaka (right), the vice president of Mithonge youth Bunge in Dagoretti South in an elated mood after the crown paints first training. Members who participated were given free aprons in preparation for their intake into the construction job industry as painters.