USIU-Africa selected to be part of Light for the Worlds employability program

By CTW Team

Light for the World, in partnership with the Standard Chartered Bank seeks to onboard students with disabilities as well as those without disabilities from USIU-Africa and four Kenyan Universities (Kenyatta University, Multimedia University, Zetech University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology) to an exciting employability program whose objective is to build employability capacity in form of: career talks, mentorship, coaching, internships, job shadowing, employment opportunities and job readiness training sessions.

According to Light for the World, there are millions of people across the world living with disabilities who do not have the opportunity to earn a living, due to the lack of skills in competitive job markets. The organization therefore seeks to address these challenges by making technical and vocational training inclusive for persons with disabilities.

“As organizations working on disability and development, Light for the World noted that access to skills building is an incredibly relevant issue, particularly in East African countries where the economy is booming, and skills and education are increasingly important in addressing poverty and unemployment. Inclusive vocational training where everyone, including persons with disabilities, has equal access to education and skills seemed a necessary step to economic empowerment for marginalized groups,” they note.

The initiative is designed to benefit over 1000 students across all the degree programs offered at USIU-Africa. To register for the program and receive additional information please register here. Should you have any questions please contact Shadrack Lomoywara ( or Amos Njuguna at

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