Another 125 youths from Uasin Gishu County will be leaving for Finland to study various medical courses.
51 youth are already in class at Tampere University under a similar program.
Speaking as he hosted a delegation from Finland under the program, Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago emphasized his government’s commitment to supporting the youth.
Physiotherapy and Nursing are some of the courses the youth will be studying while in Finland.
The 125, who is the second batch of Uasin Gishu youths traveling to Finland are set to leave in early February.
The delegation from Finland will be back in Uasin Gishu County to conduct interviews from February 28, targeting 150 fresh nurses, 100 physiotherapists, and 30 Diploma holders in Nursing who will study bachelor’s degrees and be trained to be nursing tutors.
Under the leadership of governor Mandago, the County Government of Uasin Gishu has invested heavily in supporting youth education.
The county has an initiative that sponsors 20 students from each of the 30 wards to join Rift Valley Technical Training Institution (RVTTI) every year.
There is also sponsorship for students to join Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), Kenya Technical Teachers Trainers College (KTTC) among others.
“These programs have helped the youth get skills that will be of benefit to their lives,” notes Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno.
Chemno challenged youths who benefit from the programs to make good use of them.
“Don’t see a certificate or diploma as something small, if you utilize it, it will bring benefits to you and your community,” the Deputy Governor advised the youth in Uasin Gishu.