Students Training on Entreprenurial Promotion Program (STEP)

STEP is a research – based and a hand – on training program developed by the Leuphana University of Leunerburg, Germany, in collaboration with Makerere University School of Business in 2006, and has so far been introduced in Four (4) African countries, Kenya included. It is an initiative that aims at promoting entrepreneurial/business knowledge, attitude and skills to students and academic staff as an effort towards job creation and poverty eradication.

Kenyatta University in collaboration with Leuphana University (Germany) and Kenya National Commission for UNESCO launched the Students Training on Entrepreneurial Program (STEP) in Kenya on 10th September 10th, 2012 in a ceremony presided over by Mr. Peter von Hoek, MD of BASF (EA) as the Chief Guest with the sole intent of empowering the youth using real business, real money and in real time. BASF is one of the key sponsors of STEP in Kenyatta University.

During the 2012 STEP program in the five African countries, Kenyatta University emerged as the best host institution and was formally recognized for this in May, 2013 in Kampala Uganda.
This year, the STEP program will run from September to November and over 450 students will participate. The initial stages of the program include selection of participants who must be students of Kenyatta University in their final year of study, training of the participants by highly qualified trainers on relevant entrepreneurial/business skills, filling of a post training questionnaire and award of certificates of participation and finally, giving out the 100 USD to the participants to engage in small scale businesses, which they will repay at the end of the training after running businesses during the training.

The intention in STEP is to make sure that the program benefits as many youths as possible. Plans are underway to roll out the initiative to the rest of the country but at Institutions of higher learning and to other youths outside Universities.



STEP - Application Form for all final year students


STEP Application Leaflet



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