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MAKUENI IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VILLAGE ENTERPRISE DRAFTS POLICY TO EMPOWER ULTRA-POOR RESIDENTS

The Department of Gender, Children, Youth, Sports, and Social Services through the Makueni County Empowerment Fund (MCEF) has concluded public participation on the Ultra Poor Graduation Policy, aimed at mobilizing resources to support extremely poor residents in building sustainable livelihoods.

This comprehensive framework provides a range of interventions designed to help the ultra-poor transition from severe social and financial exclusion to self-sufficient socio-economic participation. The Ultra Poor Graduation Policy combines immediate support to meet participants’ urgent needs with long-term investments in life skills and technical training, asset transfers, enterprise development, savings, and future planning.

Supported by Village Enterprise, the overarching goal of this policy is to empower financially excluded individuals to gain the capacity for financial borrowing from the Makueni County Empowerment Fund and other financial institutions, ultimately fostering sustainable livelihoods for ultra-poor families.

GOVERNOR MUTULA IN PARTNERSHIP TALKS WITH HIVOS TO BOOST YOUTH ENTERPRISES.

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr on Tuesday hosted a high powered delegation from Hivos to explore partnership opportunities in support of youth-led social enterprises by establishing an enabling environment for their growth.Through a program dubbed Youth-led Economic empowerment Action Program (Y-LEAP), the partnership seeks to create economic and employment opportunities for 100,000 young people in digital and green economies between 2024 and 2028.The program is spearheaded by the Department of Gender, Children, Youth, Sports and Social Services and that of Energy.

1,500 PUPILS IN MAKUENI BENEFIT FROM DIGNITY PACKS.

Atleast 1,500 school going children from 15 schools in Makueni have been assured of uninterrupted learnig after receiving dignity packs during the Menstrual Hygiene Day on Tuesday.

The dignity packs targeting mostly teenage girls are meant to ensure no child misses school because of a biological condition. Those in marginalized areas, opharns, Children with chronically ill parents and children with a traumatic past will be given priority.

County First Lady Anita Mutula presided over the event at Kiongwani Primary School. The program is spearheaded by the Department of Health Services in conjuction with that of Gender, Children, Youth and Social Services.

FIRST LADY ANITA MUTULA FLAGS OFF SOCIAL PROTECTION SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE GROUPS

County First Lady Makueni – Anita Mutula in partnership with the Department of Gender, Children, Youth, Sports and Social Services have flagged off social protection support for vulnerable groups in Makueni County.

The social support in form of wheelchairs, food items, blankets, mattresses and dignity packs for boys and girls is meant to cushion the elderly, people living with disabilities and opharned & vulnerable children against social and economic life shocks.

County Executive Committee Member for Gender Eng. Peter Mumo said the social protection program is geared towards ensuring a life of dignity and opportunity for all residents of Makueni. The department, he said, recognizes that social and economic vulnerabilities can prevent individuals and families from reaching their full potential.

Makueni has a population of 36,369 PWDs, 66,691 elderly persons, and over 65,000 OVC where only 23,716 are under cash transfer.

MAKUENI SETS SIGHT ON MULTIPLE KYISA TROPHIES AS TOURNAMENT NEARS CONCLUSION

Makueni has set hopes high to scoop several of the trophies on offer at the 9th edition of Kenya Youth Inter-county Sports Association Games taking place in Malindi, Kilifi County.

On Thursday, our football girls knocked Nakuru 1-0 to climb to second position on 5 points in a Round Robin pool.The girls need just one more win against Kilifi to be crowned champions.

In men volleyball, Makueni progressed to the semi finals after beating Nyeri 3-2 and Siaya 3-0. They will still meet Siaya in the semi’s. The girls volleyball team is also through to semi’s after beating Nyeri 3-0 but falling 3-0 to Siaya.

Makueni basketball girls went on the rampage against Lamu in a 61-15 thriller that left the Lamu girls gasping for breath. The men basket ballers also thrashed Siaya 45-39 in one of the most entertaining matches of the tournament.

Makueni was however unsuccessful in Men football, falling 1-0 to Siaya in a quarter final clash.

MAKUENI TRIUMPHS ON DAY 2 OF KYISA ACTION IN KILIFI

Makueni teams at the Kenya Youth Inter-county Sports Association Games on Wednesday continued their winning streak with important wins in men football and women basketball. 

In Men Football, Makueni trounced Embu 1-0 to advance to quarter finals top of group C on 7 points. 

In Basketball, Makueni girls thrashed Busia 20-17 after a narrow defeat by Kilifi on Tuesday. The girls will be hopeful to make it to Semi-finals when they play Lamu on Thursday. 

Our Football girls drew 1-1 against Nyeri and are now two points in the round Robin pool. 

Makueni continues to imprint her mark in these games with a magnificient show of raw talent. 

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KYISA ROUND UP DAY 1

Makueni has picked crucial points on day 1 of action to stay in pole position of qualifying for next rounds in the Kenya Youth Inter-county Sports Association (KYISA) games staged in Kilifi County.

In men football, Makueni picked two points after two draws with Wajir and Kajiado. The men next meet Embu in a must win match on Wednesday to advance. Our girls also drew a point in a goalless draw against Siaya in a Round Robin pool.

In Men Basketball, Makueni thrashed hosts Kilifi 52-31 in a thrilling encounter which displayed class and raw talent.

This exposure is part of a wider vision by Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr to change the sports landscape in Makueni by nurturing raw talents to international standards.

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MAKUENI LEADS PROCESSION MATCHES DURING THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE KENYA INTER-COUNTY SPORTS ASSOCIATION (KYISA) GAMES AT PWANI UNIVERSITY ON MONDAY

Makueni leads procession matches during the official opening of the Kenya Inter-county Sports Association (KYISA) Games at Pwani University on Monday.

County Executive Committee Member for Sports Eng. Peter Mumo led the Makueni team.

Makueni is the defending champion in Ladies Football and Men Basketball.

Kilifi Governor Gideon Mung’aro presided over the opening ceremony

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