KYEOP Courses, Requirements, Eligibility & Application Portal 2024

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Do you have any idea about the KYEOP program? I know some will and some will not. But, in this informative article, you will be given detailed information about KYEOP, KYEOP Courses, Requirements, Who is Eligible to Apply for the program, and application guidelines.

KYEOP stands for Kenya Youth Empowerment and Opportunities Project. It is a national project designed to equip young people aged between 18 and 29 with training in life and business skills. The KYEOP project also provides internship opportunities as well as work experience, as a way of enhancing their ability to secure sustainable livelihoods.

The KYEOP project is one of the youth training programs in Kenya and is a solution to the youth unemployment problem in Kenya. Equipping youths with the necessary life skills opens doors for them into the labour market. Thus, KYEOP is a project that mainly aims at empowering the youth, which is an advantage to them and the nation.

KYEOP’s Opportunities For The Youth

KYEOP offers various opportunities to the youth. They include:

1. Training And Work Experience: KYEOP provides the youth with training and work experience in the following ways:

  • Equipping them with life skills
  • Equipping them with core business skills
  • Endowing them with sector-specific skills
  • Equipping them with entrepreneurship skills
  • Providing on-job-training or apprenticeship
  • Offering them internship opportunities

2. Provision Of Grants: This is attained by providing them with start-up capital for businesses as well as grants to expand their businesses.

3. Certification: This is done by boosting their skill base and certifying them as master craftsmen.

4. Access to labour market information system.

KYEOP Requirements

To be part of the KYEOP project, one needs to satisfy some minimum requirements. There are requirements that one needs to meet for each of the above-named opportunities that KYEOP offers to the youth. Here is a breakdown of the requirements for each opportunity.

1. Training And Work Experience
  • Be aged between 18 and 29
  • Not currently employed
  • Not currently enrolled in any school or planning to join a school in the next 8 months
  • Have achieved education up to form four level or below.
2. Grants

For start-up grants one is required to meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18 and 29 years of age
  • Not currently employed
  • Not currently enrolled in any school or planning to join a school in the next 8 months
  • Have achieved education up to form four level or below.

For expansion grants one is required to meet the following:

  • Be aged between 18 and 35
  • Have an existing business, which is registered
  • Must be a youth-owned business.
3. Certification

Certification of youth with skills but no certificate requires one to be:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 29
  • Have attained education up to form four level or below
  • Must be unemployed currently
  • Must not be enrolled in any school or planning to enroll in school in the next 8 months.

Certification for master craftsmen (master craftsmen are people with special skills that have been practiced over time)

  • There is no age limit
  • One must be proficient in a certain skill or craft, which is considered useful to society and one that has economic relevance viability
  • One must be willing to undertake training in order to upgrade their skills.

KYEOP Courses Offered

There are various courses offered by the KYEOP project. Here is a list of these courses under formal technical and master craftsmen (informal technical).

Areas of Formal Technical Training

ICT Catering Fashion Design Bee Keeping
Hair Dressing Solar PV Technology Welding Beauty Therapy
Dressmaking Masonry Plumbing Firefighting
Mechanical Operations Baking Carpentry
Oil Pipeline Operations Painting and Decoration Motor Vehicle Mechanics Electrical Installation
Plant Operations Electricals Hospitality Food processing
Horticulture Waste Management

Areas of Informal Technical Training

Agribusiness Agro-processing Chemical Production Cobbler
Welding and metal fabrication Motor vehicle mechanics Panel beating and spraying Fashion and Design
Event Planning Plumbing Masonry Catering
Bead making Hairdressing Dressmaking Carpentry
Weaving Cleaning Services Landscaping Painting
Handcrafts Leatherwork Cycle Repair Photography
Woodwork Bio sand production ICT Bakery

KYEOP Online Application Forms

The first step to being part of the KYEOP project is filling out an application form. If you plan to apply for this project online, you need to visit the KYEOP website and click on the application form tab. This tab will prompt you to fill out the form.

Those who may not have the opportunity to get the application forms online can visit their local chief’s office and collect the forms. About 20 application forms per location together with a copy of the application advertisements are availed to chiefs for this purpose.

IMPORTANT! The Kenya Youth Empowerment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP) Application Form 2024 is not yet out online, DISREGARD any form of advert you come across. This page will be updated immediately after the form is out.

KYEOP Online Application Procedure

The following is the KYEOP online application procedure:

  • Look out for advertisements about the KYEOP project – those interested in participating in this project should look out for call applications at KYEOP that are placed in national newspapers, on selected radio stations, or on the KYEOP website.
  • Fill out the application form.
  • Upload it on the KYEOP website after filling it out.
  • Ensure you upload it before the stated deadline. The deadlines for application are usually included in the advertisements.

KYEOP shortlisted candidates are picked using a computerized randomization process from the pool of applications received throughout the process of application. The selected candidates are notified of the results.

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  1. Xyz says:

    You haven’t updated this info coz Kyeop is now calling for applications

  2. Mohamed says:

    I am 30 years of can I be assisted

  3. Mercy says:

    How do I Access cycle 7B exam I was told this week but no update, please direct me.

  4. Daniel says:

    I am 27years old,disabled and I have small shop me through

  5. Philemon says:

    I am 26 years old and I need to take electrical course.So how should I do?

  6. Nickson oduor omondi says:


  7. nehemiah magero says:

    Nehemiah interested to study solar pv technology help me

  8. Mary Nduni Syanda says:

    I’m 32years old , how can you assist me?

  9. dickens elisha says:

    how can i apply courses am in cycle 7b

  10. David Amos says:

    How can l apply for this coz l have tried several times. Sijafanikiwa am really fill to join you

  11. Fredrick owenda says:

    How can I register

  12. Bramwel says:

    How can i apply couses am in cycle 7B

  13. Christine ontune okaei says:

    Hair dressing

  14. Clinton otieno says:

    How can I register

  15. Thomas says:

    Iwish to get an opotunity

  16. Babangida says:

    Can one apply twice like Grant and the other beneficiaries..?

  17. abram says:

    Can a grant beneficiary apply for courses?

  18. Grace Awinja says:

    Am Grace Awinja and I would like to join you

  19. Dorish Akinyi says:

    I would like to join

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