Raphael's ambitions with his poultry farm

Initial vocational education and training
24.01.2023
Thanks to training in poultry rearing, Raphael acquired the necessary skills to make his chicken farm a success. He is able to provide for his family and advises upcoming farmers who want to venture into poultry farming.

Raphael lives with his family in a hut just outside the city centre of Kakuma. Next to the house are two other buildings. As you get closer, the clucking of many chickens gets louder and louder. He had initially started the chicken farm without training and lost his valuable animals to diseases.

Raphael Ewoi

When Raphel heard about the Skills for Life project, he didn’t hesitate to sign up for the training in poultry farming. This is where he acquired both theoretical knowledge and practical skills on how to prevent diseases and construct chicken coops. Now, years after successfully finishing the training, his farm is a huge success. He was able to increase his income from extending his orders and is now a busy chicken supplier in Kakuma. Raphael even plans to expand his business into maggot farming and he continues advising his neighbours who are venturing into chicken rearing.

"With the knowledge I gained from the training and the way I have handled my business deals, I have been able to make money which has helped me build another structure for my poultry. "
Raphael Ewoi, participant in the Skills for Life project - poultry farming

In the Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement in Kenya, Swisscontact supports refugees and members of the host community such as Raphael Ewoi to move from humanitarian support to a lasting development pathway. The Skills for Life project, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, strengthens the income-generating capabilities of unemployed youth by enhancing their access to technical skills training, financial, life and literacy skills for improved livelihoods.

Kenya
Labour market insertion, Initial vocational education and training
Promoting Life Skills and Livelihoods (S4L)
Turkana County, the second-largest county in Kenya boasts of an estimated population of 926,976 with young people below the age of 19 years, accounting for 60% of the population. Classified as the most impoverished county, 79% of its people are living in poverty with illiteracy levels rising to 82%.  Despite the high levels of marginalization,...