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Young people make up a huge chunk of Kenya’s population. According to data from the 2019 census, people aged 35 and below account for 75% of the country’s population. However, a majority of young people are not employed, in education or in training. In other words, their human capital is being wasted at home and in jobs that they are overqualified for.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many Kenyan students into uncharted territories. Having to keep up with studies and also deal with the socioeconomic challenges associated with the pandemic hasn’t been easy.
The mental health of the Kenyan youth, who comprise of 36 per cent of the entire Kenyan population, has been proven to be staggering. This is according to the ministry of health (MOH) who report that many adolescents and young individuals in Kenya are exposed to stress, anxiety, depression among other mental health issues. InContinue reading “The staggering mental health of the Kenyan youth”
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