National Youth Service (NYS) is a Governmental Organisation that was formed in 1964 and whose main aim is to train young people on National matters.
It mentors youths through:
- 1. National Building Programmes.
- 2. Paramilitary and regimentation.
- 3. Technical and vocational training and various skills.
National Youth Service Salary In Kenya varies depending on the title and the job group that a person is in.
Recently, National Youth Service salary in Kenya has increased with a high percentage of 3% thus earning more salary per month
Salary of a NYS ranges from as low as Ksh 18,000 to as high as Ksh.200,789. These salary figures includes all the allowances.
Benefit of joining National Youth Service (NYS) in Kenya
1. A National Youth Service would be a job-creation program. Sure, it would be expensive, but 6.7 million young people between the ages of 18 and 24 who are out of work and out of school currently cost taxpayers $93 million per year.
2. A NYS would be an immediate and lasting stimulus to our economy. Requiring participants to send some of their pay home (as the CCC did of its recruits) would also help struggling families.
3. A National Youth Service would have long-term benefits for both the individual and society. The youth would obtain marketable job skills through rebuilding infrastructure, installing green energy, restoring the environment and helping during natural disasters.
4. Like the CCC, National Youth Service youth would work and live together, helping break down barriers arising from the extremes of wealth and poverty.
5. National Youth Service “graduates” would qualify for GI Bill benefits now limited to military veterans, encouraging college attendance and reducing student loan debt.
6. Military service would be one among many NYS job options, addressing the disparity of having a tiny segment of our young people—mostly disadvantaged—serving the nation.
7. A NYS could serve to re-integrate military veterans into society.
8. A NYS fitness program would help young people lead healthier lifestyles.
9. Like the CCC, a NYS would help young people stay out of trouble that could lead to prison.
10. Most important, by offering them a greater stake in their country’s future and their own, a NYS would show young people that they are valued.
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NYS servicemen and women are given allowances to cater for their expenses.
The president has increased the NYS Allowances from Ksh.500 to KSh.1000 and this was highly appreciated by the youths.
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Example of allowances that they benefit from include:
a. House Allowance.
b. Hardship Allowance.
c. Medical Allowance.
d. NYS clothing Allowance, among other Allowances.
NYS Ranks in Kenya
National Youth Service has a certain hierarchy from the top who is the General Director to the least who are the newly recruited youths.
NYS salary in Kenya is give according to the rank thus the higher in the rank is given more salary
Many youths are curious to know how long is National Youth Service Training before being recruited. The Standard training period in the National Training College in Gilgil and Naivasha is 6 months.
Here, thorough training is done on the youths for them to harden and become responsible in life.
Roles of National Youth Service in Kenya
This Organization has brought more good in the society.
Some of the benefits of National Youth Service are below and they answer the question “what is the work of NYS in Kenya “which has been recently asked by the majority that include:
1. Job creation program.
2. Long lasting stimulant in the Kenyan economy.
3. Creates teamwork and unity among the youths.
4. One will be able to join the military services in Kenya.
NYS salary Grades
In conclusion, National Youth Service has made many youths identify their worth. The majority have benefited from this organization since they have been able to secure good jobs even without graduating in the institutions.