ISSUES: Youth Reform: 110820_Carribean_Group__BobMiller_212

Members of the Caribbean Crew Youth Group wash cars and 14-passenger matatus at the entrance to Kibera slum in Nairobi. The money earned from their labor is consistent but minimal says acting secretary Abdallah Juma, 23. Financial instability is the group's primary hurdle to reaching the long term goal of seeing fewer youths unemployed. {quote}We are the founders of this country,{quote} Juma said. {quote}Even without government intervention, we as youth can do it ourselves.{quote} Caribbean Youth was begun in 2008 as a result of the post-election violence, and since then has adopted over 60 members. In addition to the car wash, the youth gather maneur for compost, sort plastics to sell for income and organize a conflict management and peacekeeping team.
AUGUST 2011

Members of the Caribbean Crew Youth Group wash cars and 14-passenger matatus at the entrance to Kibera slum in Nairobi. The money earned from their labor is consistent but minimal says acting secretary Abdallah Juma, 23. Financial instability is the group's primary hurdle to reaching the long term goal of seeing fewer youths unemployed. "We are the founders of this country," Juma said. "Even without government intervention, we as youth can do it ourselves." Caribbean Youth was begun in 2008 as a result of the post-election violence, and since then has adopted over 60 members. In addition to the car wash, the youth gather maneur for compost, sort plastics to sell for income and organize a conflict management and peacekeeping team.