The National Youth Council in partnership with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision held a two (2) day dubbed Training of Trainers (TOT) program on Election Administration and Operations in collaboration with the Youth Empowerment and Development Network (YED NETWORK). The training started from 16th June 2022 in Kisumu to 17th July 2022 in Mombasa marking the end of the training across 8 regions in the country.
The training’s goal was to provide trainers with the knowledge and skills they needed to effectively disseminate correct information and knowledge to the public about the electoral process, election regulations, and procedures.
The formation of a network at the grassroots level gives the organization an advantage in rolling out activities and imparting knowledge on the electoral process to the youth.
The Master TOT voter education modules were presented to the participants. They also participated in the Voter Simulation exercise designed by IEBC for voter education at the training facility.
Voter education is a process that will necessitate a significant commitment from all stakeholders in order to ensure a free, fair, and credible election on August 9th, 2022.
The training helped the volunteers become acquainted with IEBC voter education policies and procedures, the voting process, and how to use the voting kits. Furthermore, the trainees were taught how to use social media platforms and voter education documents to raise awareness.
By raising awareness, the youths were given the tools they needed to participate in the elections. The trainees were taught how to use the documentation for voter education such as the Constitution, representation at national and county governments, Political rights, Political Parties, Independent electoral and boundaries commission, Electoral laws, Electoral cycle, Delimitation of electoral boundaries, Leadership, and good governance.
They were also educated on the IEBC’s voting policies and procedures. Trainees gained skills at the end of the training that they could then use to mobilize other youth to vote in the election.