African Boy Child Network – Spearheading Sustainable Transformation of the Boy Child


Formal Education is a milestone of nation’s development, it provides knowledge and skills thereafter shaping personality of national youth.

Technical and Vocational Training – TVET
World Bank estimates more than 10 M African youth leave the school systems in pursuit of ever elusive employment opportunities. Technical and vocational education and training is the most practical avenue for acquiring readily employable and self-reliance for the world of work


We are stakeholders in the education space…
It’s our responsibility to improve the good and do away with the bad.

Violence against our children should be stopped

Kenya youthful population is estimated to be at 78%. Biggest concern of this huge population is the rate of unemployment.
Many concerns have been raised that despite the academic and technical qualifications there is notable inadequate preparation of youth to the world of work.
World employment social outlook (2018) young people below 25years have a higher likelihood of being unemployment than adults. Africa’s youth unemployment rate is expected to exceed 30% by end of 2019(ILO 2019). The unemployment and under employment has largely hindered the full utilization of human resources despite the noticeable development of the region.
Kenya youth is estimated to be 9.5mlion representing about 20% of the population ( British council on youth employment 2017)
The level of skills mix mstch, skill gaps touches on inaccessibility of tertiary education and inadequate provision of technical and soft skills to meet the market needs.
In Kenya about 1 million youth enter the job market every year these includes the unskilled, school dropouts, university and technical training graduates who mostly don’t look for jobs aligned to their area of training but whichever jobs are available.
Not only is government and private expected to create jobs, they have to create jobs not less than 800000 jobs per year, keeping in mind the arrears in jobs creation that has resulted to youth unemployment at 55%.
How then can government and private sector work together in ensuring obstacles in our education systems are eradicated or reduced to the minimal.
How can the government adequately give favourable budgets to the technical institutions bearing in mind it takes majority of the young people who do not make it to universities.
How do we ensure life skills go hand in hand with technical skills and reduce on skills mix match.
How can government appreciate the private sector which acts as a source of employment to majority of these youth despite the harsh, uncondusive and extremely suicidal business environment.


It’s been a long wait for Kiaguthu Boys High School to finally buy their second Bus.
Today the students welcomed their new bus with much excitements. The commitment of all stake holders has been exceptional and we very proud.
African Boychild Network Director Rosemary Muthoni has been a School Board Member and as an organization we celebrate this milestone for Kiaguthu Boys.
It’s our prayer that God blesses the Bus, bless all trips that boys will undertake.
We believe in His will and blessings through and through.
May God bless Kiaguthu Boys High School family.


Kenya for a long time has committed to funding universities and Tvet institutions.
The students released from high school to colleges is approximately one million per year, where only about 20% are absolved in university education, majority of the rest end up into TVETS eg TTIs, national polytechnics and mostly low income households take their children to VTCs.
The funding model has NOT been just to the TVet sector which almost takes in 70% of the students.
With the current bad state of our institutions from universities not being Able to sustain themselves and serious external debts to the under funded Tvet sector and to unsupported VTCs by national Government, How will the new funding model improve the already bad situation.


Since the inception of gender equality debate, gender agenda has been understood to refer to issues pertaining to girls and women.
How then has the GENDER CARD played out in the midst of societal cultural firmness on men being chief custodian of culture and the holder of power and authority?
Our boys, as the seed of the family, reflect our heritage and serve as one of the links to the past and the present that intersects with the future of our families, communities and world
Young male adults should and must be equally at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and powerful peace ambassadors. Having the right mentorship & guidance to the young male adults protects them from indulging in various retrogressive vices.
African Boychild Network addressed the various modern gender dynamics, the status of the boy child and highlighting and enlightening vices that continue to threaten the general well being of the boy child.
We are most appreciative of the PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute. Motto: Excellence In Technology Principal , her deputy and all staff that initiated this noble mentorship of young male adults as the school celebrated Internal day for girls and women in science.
Thanks to @Philip a technical instructor at the institute for your proactive ness on Boychild agenda, @Jacobngumi of Young Professionals for Development Organisation for collaborating with us on boys mentorship.
Take care of the Boychild and the man will emerge