In the Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement, Swisscontact supports refugees and the host community to move from humanitarian support to a lasting development pathway. The Skills for Life (S4L) project strengthens the income-generating capabilities of unemployed youth by enhancing their access to technical skills training, financial, life and literacy skills for improved livelihoods.
27-year-old Clement and 26-year-old Bonface moved to Kakuma town from Kitale, which is approximately 305 km away. The two young entrepreneurs produce t-shirts and mugs, and brand books and signboards. Managing the business was challenging, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the effort they put into it has paid off. Thanks to skills development and hard work, Bonface and Clement have been able to increase their income. Today, Clearface Printers offers services, graphic design and screen printing as well as training to the local community.
The Skills for Life project is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by Swisscontact.