Mombasa youth engagement program to facilitate school fees payment

Mombasa Governor Abdullswamad Sheriff Nassir and Jomvu MP Badi Twalib pose for a photo with winner of Answar Muslim Youth Group Quran reading competition./COURTESY

Mombasa County is developing a youth engagement program that will see several young people have their school fees paid by the county.

Speaking at the Answar Muslim Youth Group’s Quran reading competitition in Jomvu sub-county, Mombasa Governor Abdullswamad Sheriff Nassir said the program will engage the youth in community service, sports, and tutoring during school breaks to keep them active and nurture them.

Mombasa Governor Abdullswamad Sheriff Nassir flanked by Jomvu MP Badi Twalib and Lands and Housing CEC Mohammed Hussein Amado./COURTESY

“Youth engagement activities during school breaks is one of the key ways we can create positive social change in our community and curb delinquent behaviors such as drug abuse and criminal activities,” said Governor Nassir.

The Mombasa Governor who was accompanied by Jomvu Member of Parliament Badi Twalib and the Lands and Housing CEC Mohammed Hussein Amado said youth in the program will be awarded through a point system that will be redeemable as school fees, stationery and other essential items for schooling.

“I commend organisations such as Answar Muslim Youth Group for engaging youth in Jomvu in positive activities and mentoring them into being well rounded and productive citizens,” said the Governor.