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Report
Establisment of County Talent
Academy
A case study of the National Youth
Talent Academy NYTA
INTRODUCTION
• The National Youth Talent Academy (NYTA)
is a programme that seeks to identify, nurture
and develop talent among the youth of Kenya.
It was jointly rolled out by the former Ministry
of Youth Affairs and Sports (MOYAS),
Ministry of Education in partnership with
UNICEF in March 2010.
• VISION
• To be the leading centre of excellence in Africa at identifying,
nurturing, developing, promoting and celebrating young talent.
MISSION
• To maximize the full potential of young talented Kenyan youth
and avail a conducive environment and opportunity to enable
them to nurture and develop these talents for sustainable
livelihoods.
• REGIONAL TALENT CENTRES
• The NYTA also rolled out an in-school talent development
component in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
The Regional Talent Centers that manage the in-school
programme includes:•
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1. Upper Hill High School
2. Maseno School
3. Kakamega High School
4. Shimba Hills High School
5. Matuu Memorial
6. St. Agatha Mokwo
7. Kerugoya Girls High School
8. Cheptil High School
9. Isiolo High School
10. Dadaab High School
11. Garrisa High School
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Football and Basketball.
Rugby and Basketball.
Football and Rugby.
Basketball and Netball.
Football and Handball.
Athletics.
Hockey.
Volleyball.
Football.
Volleyball.
Volleyball and Football.
• ACHIEVEMENTS/Key milestones
• NYTA has proved Talent can lead to secure livelihoods with the following
being achieved at the conclusion of the 2nd class:• Over 5000 youth have benefitted from the programme
• 100 Talent Academy students found full-time/part-time employment.
• 20 Talent Academy students obtained full educational scholarships.
• 42 Talent Academy students represented Kenyan International Teams.
• The following teams have had multiple successes in national competitions;
Boys Football (FC Talanta), Girls Football (Matuu FC)-won the Women
National League 2012, Volleyball (NYTA Shimba Hills) which we will go
into further details in the following slides.
• Girls Football
• Won the UNICEF National Women’s league 2012.
• Seven Girls were included in the under 20 National Women Team that
almost made it to the World Cup 2012.
• Played several matches in the local tournaments with impressive wins. The
Football team has travelled to several countries posting impressive
results:-
• Ghana – Liberty Professional Tournament
• Rwanda – Won the Presidents Cup Tournament
• Italy – 1st Runner up.
• However, the most outstanding achievement has been the 17.8 million
sponsorship deal from Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK)
towards the graduates of NYTA football boys team dubbed FC Talanta.
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This sponsorship is running for three years.
Football Boys
The Football team has travelled to
several countries posting
impressive results:Ghana – Liberty Professional
Tournament
Rwanda – Won the Presidents
Cup Tournament
Italy – 1st Runner up.
However, the most outstanding
achievement has been the 17.8
million sponsorship deal from
Communications Commission of
Kenya (CCK) towards the
graduates of NYTA football boys
team dubbed FC Talanta.
This sponsorship is running for
three years.
• Girls Volleyball
• Placed 6th in the National KVF Women’s league.
• Most of the players have been absorbed in the
National teams.
• Beach Volleyball( Senior Category Position 2
Junior Category Position 3)
Key Factors to Consider
• Identify disciplines according to local talent
• Infrastructure; sports grounds, halls/classes of training,
(hire or permanent)
• Identify and select on merit basis themost talented (if
you get it wrong here, you will never have it right later)
• Employ qualified instructors both from local and
national
• Relevant sports or performing arts equipment
• Programme; time frame, curriculum and syllabus
• Life skills education
• Programme; time frame, curriculum and
syllabus
• Life skills education
• Identify partners and sponsors
• Develop a proper exit strategy

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