Diaspora Kenyans are a result of jobs creation abroad. Diaspora in appreciating those who created the jobs that everyday feed, house, provide healthcare, educate their children and meet their needs, are creating jobs through the Diaspora University Town project that they are developing with Ndara B Community in Taita Taveta. The project jobs creation plan is a 20,000 jobs creation plan in the first 5 years of the development of a university and town.
Diaspora University the anchor project of the town development will create jobs just like Harvard University that was established in 1636 started created jobs in Cambridge, Massachusetts incorporated in the same year 1636. The first job created when Harvard university was started 385 years ago. Today the university has over 10,000 jobs that thousands have worked on over the four decades. Other jobs will result from the management of the town and small medium enterprises (SMEs).
Diaspora University Town (DUT) plan of 90,000 residents and 30,000 students on 12 sq km (3,000 acres) compares well with Cambridge, MA plan of 18 sq km area, (4,500 acres), that is home to 120,000 residents and has Harvard University (17,000 students) and MIT University (11,000 students).
Diaspora Kenyans, who are founders, are creating jobs for themselves and are applying their capitals of expertise and cash. The Diaspora have achieved diverse expertise and innovations that they are applying in the development of technologies, plans and systems of the university and town. The Diaspora are also putting in cash through investment products. Their goal is to gradually turn the remittance that have over the years come in as donations to become investment. In 2020 the remittances surpassed $3 billion (Kshs 300 million) mark.
Ndara B Community on the other hand as a founder of the town and university have put in the land resource the university town is being developed. The community today has over 2,000 members who are over 18 years. Some of the members have taken the first jobs created and are expected to take up about 10% of the 20,000 jobs to be created as university and town emerges.
Jobs Creation has led to the growth of the U.S. economy from $57 billion GDP in 1933 to the current $21 trillion GDP in 2020. Over 150 million jobs have been created in about 20,000 towns and cities in the 50 States in the U.S. About 300,000 Kenyans who today are called “Diaspora Kenyans living in the U.S,” are beneficiaries of the jobs created.
Diaspora Kenyans creating the jobs through development of Diaspora University Town understand that the entrepreneur and capital investors through jobs creation grew the GDP and created new wealth. This understanding inspires them to create jobs for the jobless and underemployed in Kenya whose human resource is being lost.
The biggest resource lost in Kenya is the human resource as millions of hours every day are unproductive or underutilized in Kenya. About 24 million Kenyans are in 2021 aged 18 – 65 years. Two-thirds, about 16 million, do not have a job or are under-employed. Many of the under-employed are persons who work on the roads to sell water, fruits, and other products to earn an income that barely meets their family daily food need.
This 16 million Kenyans human resource calculated at an average value of Kshs 2,500 ($25) income a day is equivalent to a resource of Kshs 32 billion ($320 million) a day. In a 250 productive days year, this totals to a resource of Kshs 10 trillion ($100 billion).
Kenya today has a Kshs 10 trillion ($100 billion) opportunity for those who desire to become Job creators. It is through jobs creation and making the human resource productive that those working achieve the rights of housing, healthcare, education, clean water, clean environment and other rights.
Diaspora Kenyans and Ndara B Community through applying their resources are on track to create 20,000 jobs and grow Kenya GDP by Kshs 20 billion from the job’s creation.