The Kenya National Youth Service – NYS Kenya was established on September 1, 1964, as a uniformed disciplined service and its operations are regulated by the National Youth Service Act (Cap 208).
In line with the VISION 2030, the NYS Kenya offers trainees technical and vocational programmes at its training institutions.
The NYS has rehabilitated its 3,000 acre Bural Hola Irrigation Scheme’s farm for production of short food crops (maize) to alleviate hunger in line with the government policy.
In 2011, the service was involved in the rehabilitation of Mogotio rural access roads and the ongoing road construction of the Hola-Garsen Malindi road.
In continuing to give voluntary service to the nation, NYS has set up disaster management Limits in service its Mombasa, Nairobi and NYS College- Gilgil camps.
NYS has also been intensely involved in the distribution of relief food to famine-stricken areas.
NYS benefited from a Kshs4.3 billion ($50.6 million) Government supported grant, which has enabled it to address its capacity to undertake major construction projects and respond appropriately to disaster.
With the new equipment, NYS will enhance its participation in training and national development programmes, such as construction of roads, airstrips, water pans, dams and canals in different parts of the country.
NYS Kenya: Location of National Youth Service offices in Kenya
The National Youth Service has its headquarters in Gilgil town, a town in the Rift Valley of Kenya. Gilgil Town in Kenya is located approximately 140 kilometers from Nairobi city in Kenya. There is also another National Youth Service branch found along the Thika superhighway in Nairobi. The two branches of the National Youth Service in Kenya have greatly helped to give a sense of direction to the many youths not enrolled in universities in Kenya.
NYS Kenya: Kenya National Youth Service College – NYS College
To join the National Youth Service College, NYS College, applicants should be between 18 and 22 years of age, have scored at least D+ in KCSE, a D+ in English and be unmarried. The successful applicants undergo five to seven months’ basic training at the NYS College in Gilgil. The aim is to produce mature and responsible young citizens.
Parade-ground drill and physical exercises are also part of training. Emphasis is on patriotism and nationalism in outlook and approach to issues. The end of ` the recruits basic training course is marked by a pass-out parade ceremony usually officiated by the Head of State or any other person acting on his behalf. NYS contributes to national cohesion, unity and national security. lt helps the disadvantaged to access free technical training.
NYS Kenya – National Youth Service Colleges in Kenya.
- School of Agribusiness
- School of Engineering
- School of Construction
- School of Hospitality
- School of Fashion
- School of Enterprise and Technology
- School of Public Duty
- School of Oil and Gas (Proposed)
NYS Kenya Courses
- Copy Typist
- Driving Courses
- Engineering and Building
- K.A.T.C (KASNEB)
- Shorthand Typist Courses
- Tailoring and Dressmaking
- Telephonist/Receptionist/Front Office Course
- CPA (KASNEB)
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Secretarial Studies
- Supplies Management
- Trade Course Grade III – I
Contact National Youth Service Kenya College – NYS Kenya College
National Youth Service/Institute of Business Studies
P.O. BOX 42243, Nairobi 00100
NYS Kenya – National Youth Service to be restructured – News
Government is restructuring the National Youth Service to effectively execute its mandate, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
The President said NYS was critical especially at this time when the Government is keen on ensuring that youth played a key role in the country’s development agenda.
He spoke when he witnessed the swearing-in of Dr. Nelson Githinji as the new Director General of the National Youth Service (NYS) at his Harambee House office.
President Kenyatta congratulated the Director General on his appointment and wished him well in his new assignment.
The President urged the new Director General to serve the country and youth with dedication.
“Am sure you are capable of delivering to the youth and the country. Your organization is important in helping us to mainstream youth in development,” President Kenyatta said.
Dr Githinji was until his new appointment the Tourism Secretary and replaces Mr Kiplimo Rugut who has been re-deployed.
The Swearing-in ceremony was conducted by the Principal Administrative Secretary at the Presidency Stephen Kirogo.
The swearing-in ceremony was also witnessed by Cabinet Secretaries, Felix Kosgei (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries), Davis Chirchir (Energy and Petroleum), Joseph ole Lenku (Interior and Coordination of National Government) and Ann Waiguru (Devolution and Planning).