Children and Youth Empowerment Centre

Penn State has a long term and on-going partnership with the Children and Youth Empowerment Centre (Nyeri) on the Zawadi EcoVillage project. The Centre is located approximately 175 kilometers north of Nairobi in the outskirts of Nyeri town, the administrative headquarters of both Nyeri East District and Kenya’s Central Province. The CYEC is an initiative of the national program for street dwelling persons and is intended to play a central role in the innovation of holistic and sustainable solutions for the population of street dwelling young people in Kenya.

The CYEC seeks to be a locus of innovation for children and youth issues and to make a significant contribution in developing organizational systems to meet the deepest aspirations of young people in the country. CYEC has been a major partner in both the Youth and Enterprise Development and also the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Programs.


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