Since the YMA’s inception, regular youth training programmes, lectures, rallies, camps and seminars, have been an ongoing project of special significance.
The YMA has, as one of its objectives, always aimed to empower and build the capacity of our youth in many different fields – prominent among the Dawah field is the Leadership Training Programme.
These programmes are held on Saturdays and have as many as 35 young men and women enrolled at any one time. The participants come from a variety of backgrounds and include many from Nairobi’s notorious slums i.e. Kibera, Korogocho, Kangemi and Pumwani.
As part of their leadership training, they are educated and trained in responding to numerous social issues including: drug and solvent abuse, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, social responsibilities, networking with social care and charity agencies and, counselling and careers advice.
Our activities in this field have not been limited to Nairobi, as the YMA have conducted similar programs in Kajiado County and Garissa in the North-Eastern Province.