Table of ContentsCollaboration Between MWAK and the U.S. Army 31.0 Introduction 31.1 Overview. 31.2 Background 31.3 Motivation 31.4 Goals. 42.0 Body 42.1 Possible Areas of Welfare Collaboration Between MWAK and U.S. Army. 42.1.1 Youth Empowerment 42.1.2 Women Empowerment 42.1.3 Scholarships 52.1.4 Mentorship Programs. 53.0 Conclusion and Recommendation. 5References 6
Collaboration Between MWAK and the U.S. Army1.0 Introduction1.1 Overview.The Military Wife Association of Kenya has approximately 45,000 spouses. According to the latest tally, the number of youths in the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) totals 90,000. In collaboration with other government institutions such as KDF is working jointly with community initiatives to better the welfare of the society. MWAK is also hoping to collaborate with the U.S. Army to increase the chances of reaching its target. The program will target the youth and women in society.1.2 BackgroundSince Kenya got its independence in 1963, the Kenyan Defense sector has been an area of major focus by the government and the people of Kenya to reduce illiteracy, reduce poverty, and better the health status among adults and children. Although female and youth empowerment has received a lot of attention, little has been done on the ground.The Military Wife Association of Kenya has taken the initiative to improve the general welfare of its citizens. It has been in response to several concerns. The government has an obligation to equally provide its citizens with the necessary opportunities to participate in the labor market, thus improving their living standards.1.3 MotivationDue to the importance and the need to ensure improved welfare and equality across various economic settings. MWAK has sought to establish solutions through collaborative means of willing government bodies and specialists alike. Despite the efforts by the Kenyan Government to ensure societys wellbeing, education attainment, and female labor force participation rates, youth employment rates are still low compared to the rates of other countries in the same region. It is via partnerships that bodies can work jointly with the community to improve the condition of their livelihood. Communication is vital to initiate project work. Most projects fail due to ineffective collaborative efforts.1.4 Goals.The collaboration initiative aims to improve welfare and spur development programs in the country with the U.S. army’s financial support, skills, and expertise.The collaboration will assist in:i. Improving research in the military field and operation.ii. Building vocational training centers in the KDF establishments.iii. Entrepreneurial training to equip women and youth with skills essential to start and run a business.iv. Help in organizing exchange programs and culture.v. Networking to strengthen the relationship between MWAKs and the U.S. Army.vi. Provision of mentorship programs to the youth on careers, healthy living, etc.
2.0 Body2.1 Possible Areas of Welfare Collaboration Between MWAK and U.S. Army.2.1.1 Youth EmpowermentThe collaboration will enable the continuation of youth empowerment programs. MWAKs conducted the program to empower 3900 youths and 2050 women in March and April. U.S. Army will further increase youth empowerment efforts.2.1.2 Women EmpowermentEstimates from Kenyas 2022 population and Housing census indicate that the population of women in the military is rising. The programs can enlighten the spouses of deployed soldiers on coping during the predeployment training. This implies that through increased collaboration efforts, Kenya can attain a higher target2.1.3 ScholarshipsThe partnership between MWAK and the U.S. army may be affected by offering scholarships to youths to further their military training and learning in the U.S., where they have access to professionals and modern military equipment. According to Brady (2016), collaboration creates sustainable training for the youth.2.1.4 Mentorship Programs.MWAKs, in conjunction with the Kenya Defense Forces and Compensation and Welfare, rolled out a women’s mentorship and empowerment program. The Capacity Building and Training hope to enlighten the public on the importance of maintaining a peaceful society.
3.0 Conclusion and Recommendation.Collaboration is an essential element in military and security operations. It is affected through specific areas such as youth empowerment, women empowerment, scholarships, and mentorship programs. The collaboration will enable MWAK to attain its objective of networking, entrepreneurial skills, mentorships, exchange programs, and general improvement in welfare
ReferencesBrady, M. A. R.,
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