Handover Ceremony for the Project for the Construction of DADREG Community Training Centre

The official handing-over ceremony for “The Project for the Construction of DADREG Community Training Centre” was held at Dandora Dumpsite Rehabilitation Group (DADREG) Community Centre in Dandora Phase 4, Nairobi on 10th December 2020.

The Embassy of Japan granted DADREG funds amounting to about Kshs. 9 million (USD94,992) for the construction of a training facility and the provision of school furniture.

DADREG was established in 2012 to improve the lives of the people depending on the dumpsite. In 2013, they launched vocational training services such as pastries/ catering, hairdressing and tailoring for enhancing self-reliance of the targeted women by income generation. The reasonable training fee attracted a wider community leading to lots of inquiries beyond their capacity of 72 trainees per year.

DADREG had decided to expand its vocational training courses by constructing the new facility. From January 2021, it is expected to provide 10 courses for 200 youths and women depending on the dumpsite and residents in Dandora area every year. Trainees can obtain new knowledge and skills through technical and vocational education provided at affordable prices.

During the celebrated event, H.E. Mr. HORIE Ryoichi, Ambassador of Japan to Kenya, congratulated DADREG for the successful completion of the project and called for warm supports from all the participants, particularly the management of SMEs to offer job opportunities to graduated trainees.

He was accompanied by H.E. Ms. Fionnuala Quinlan, Ambassador of Ireland to Kenya, as the Embassy of Ireland also handed over the training equipment for the organization. This assistance is to enhance the quality of the training programme by exposing all trainees to a practical workshop.
(left) Japanese Ambassador Mr. HORIE Ryoichi and his wife Ms. HORIE Yuko singing a song "Daima"
(right) Celebration speech made by the Irish Ambassador, Ms. Fionnula Quinlan

Official opening of the DADREG community training center provided by the Embassy of Japan

Hair dryer provided by the Embassy of Ireland

Well-equipped computer training room