WEEE Centre Receives £100,000 Funding, Targets 2000 Jobs
WEEE was among five other companies which were awarded after following a competition organized by the Kenya Catalytic Job Fund, which was looking for companies that develop innovative solutions to provide job opportunities for the youth.
WEEE Centre Chief Executive Officer, Bonnie Mbithi, speaking during the announcement of the project, said that the project was aimed at involving the youth in formal and informal sectors in e-waste collection activities that would aid the country in the fight against climate change while enabling the youth to utilize their time in productive activities.
WEEE center aims to establish six collection centers across the country and creation of 30 drop-off points, that would be managed by the youth and enhance e-waste collection. This will in turn create an estimated 2,087 jobs out of which 87 are direct jobs for formal employment and 2,000 as indirect jobs.