Turkana University College recognizes community empowerment as key to the realization of its vision and mission. Community empowerment is addressed under the second strategic issue on Research and Outreach of the TUC Strategic Plan 2021-2025. The University College is committed to working closely with the immediate community and all its stakeholder towards this end.

On 2/9/2021 Turkana University College Students Association (TUCSO) was privileged to host Young Leaders Training for Turkana County. Under the umbrella of the Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA), the event brought together young people from tertiary institutions in Lodwar town and its environs. The event was graced by the Principal Turkana University College, Professor George Chemining’wa and the Deputy Principal Administration Finance and Planning, Professor George Muthaa. Participating institutions included Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), Turkana University College TUC), Eldoret Technical Training Institute (ETTI), Turkana College (TC) and other young leaders from the community.

In his opening remarks, the Principal commended the organizers for youth empowerment programme and encouraged participants to optimize benefits from the training. The program purposed to take young leaders through the UNITOK/UNICEF training on how to amplify the voices of children, adolescents and youth. More than 200 participants were empowered with skills on basic guiding knowledge, innovation & entrepreneurship, mental health and financial literacy.