Youth, Gender And Social Services
The Ministry of Youth, Gender and Social Services is comprised of two departments: Gender and Social Services and Youth Affairs. The department of Gender and Social Services deals with women empowerment, persons with disability and children welfare while the department of Youth Affairs deals with all youth related affairs except sports.
To promote holistic quality social services to foster growth and development that is sustainable and nationally competitive.
To improve quality of social services delivery founded on values such as honesty, co-operation, commitment and trust at most crucial period of human growth and development.
Our Core Mandate
- Create social awareness on issues concerning Persons Living with Disabilities (PWD)
- Create social awareness on issues concerning women
- Create social awareness on issues concerning youth
- Create social awareness on issues concerning children welfare
- Day to day administration of county department
- Providing strategic policy direction for effective service delivery within the department
- Implementation of policies and programs within the department
- Development and implementation of strategic plans and sector development goals including performance management
- Formulation and implementation of effective programs to attain Vision 2030
- Promote National Values and Principles of governance and Values and Principles of public service as outlined in Article 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
- Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the County Executive Committee Member.
- Realize the governors manifesto, Big 8 agenda by formulating and implementing effective program
- Gender equity
- Result Oriented
- Customer Satisfaction
- The county government of Mandera through the ministry of Youth, Gender and Social Services carried out a need assessment survey during 2019/2020 financial year and identified the most vulnerable people in the seven sub-counties who lack most of the basic necessities (shelter, food and clothing). The identified beneficiaries are of two categories-those who lack shelter and those who cannot afford daily meals. Some 75 houses were constructed for those lacking shelter, and 116 were given 10 goats each. The initiative was highly praised by many as it touched and helped the most vulnerable in the society hence becoming one the most successful projects yet. The groups were also given food and non-food items.
- The ministry also gave the women, youth and PWD groups income generating equipment to uplift their economy and be self-reliant. The equipment are
- Sewing machine
- Saloon equipment
- 300 youth, women and PWD were trained on various economic empowerment programs to make informed decisions when starting businesses
- A resource center for persons living with disabilities has been built and operationalization is in the pipeline. The centre is envisioned to help people living with disabilities realise their potential.
- The building of a rehabilitation center for youth battling drug addiction is ongoing. The facility is to house youth battling drug addiction. The construction is on its final stage and operationalization is on pipeline.
- Five orphanage centres benefited from a grant from the ministry.