Access to the labor market for women through qualitative and practice-oriented training
Through this project, Kianda Foundation and RDS are contributing to improving the quality of education for 320 women and youth in four training centers (including Kimlea), as well as hygiene and nutrition conditions in two elementary school with a total of 800 participating students in Kiambu district.
Kimlea Girls’ Technical Training Centre – over 90% find a permanent job
To prepare its graduates for the job market in the hospitality industry, the training at Kimlea, offers modules in laundry, housekeeping, nutrition and food production, use of computer, accounting and English. Internships round off the program. The construction and installation of a housekeeping unit as a teaching accommodation as well as further training measures for the teaching staff of the training centers ensure the quality of the training and the entry into professional life of the graduates.
SMARTIKA MIMI – learning healthy nutrition and hygiene in a playful way
Washing hands, brushing teeth, eating healthy or keeping the classroom tidy are some of the small but important habits that 800 primary school children at Limuru Mission School and Kibubuti Primary School learn through the Smartika Mimi (“I am smart”) program in their schools and pass on to approximately 1,250 classmates and their families.
Our local partner
Kianda Foundation has been working for over 60 years to provide women and girls in Kenya with a high-quality and individualized education. Kianda Foundation runs schools, training centers such as the Kimlea Girls’ Technical Training Centre, day clinics and health programs such as the Children’s Health Program (CHEP) or a program to promote female entrepreneurship, the Business Women Support Program (BWSP).