Tuskys Supermarket has signed a partnership with KCB to provide internships for #LionMeetsTuskys, a program that will see over 16000 young people get transformed and empowered at its 50 outlets.
— KCB Group (@KCBGroup) June 14, 2016
The launch of the ambitious, #LionMeetsTuskys, The supermarket chain will offer internship opportunities to beneficiaries of the KCB Foundation’s 2Jiajiri scholarship scheme launched in March this year. The bank’s Sh10 billion-a-year youth empowerment programme is meant to benefit 500,000 small-scale entrepreneurs over the next five years.
The program targets youth, who have limited opportunity, in marginalized areas or lack resources to seek out the training and job opportunities offered by the program. The partnership will also target 13,000 youths across 22 counties for contract farming opportunities in agribusiness. While Tuskys Supermarkets will buy all the produce connected to the initiative.
“At KCB Foundation it is our belief that the youth hold the greatest sway in the pace and trajectory that the East African economy will take into the future. ‘‘We also acknowledge the great contribution agriculture makes to the national Gross Domestic Product and we are committed to supporting the sector,” Ms Mwangi said at the signing ceremony.
Tuskys Supermarket CEO Daniel Githua said the partnership will pool resources, skills and experiences to advance youth skills, self-employment and further hone entrepreneurship skills among the youth while at the same time providing employment opportunities for beneficiaries.
“We have noted a marked improvement in terms of productivity from youths who have gone through our internship programme,” said Mr Githua.
The model for application is simple; it is pegged on a unique model that will see Tuskys Customers with Loyalty cards log onto their online portal on the Tuskys website and upload 2 CVs of their candidates of choice.
Apply or nominate 2 people for internship positions at Tuskys by following the steps below pic.twitter.com/KvlLXSuLuJ
— Tuskys (@TuskysOfficial) June 15, 2016