NTI - Centre of Hope

Project Overview

Nakuru Training Institute (NTI) previously referred to as The Centre of Hope is situated in Nakuru, Kenya. It has vocational training facilities for over 300 young people to equip them for future employment. It is just one of the projects that are managed by the Nakuru Christian Professionals Association.

Project Facts
Location Nakuru, Kenya (150 miles North of Nairobi)
Project Theme Vocational Training Centre
Project Director Joshua Mwangi
Number of Staff 10
Number of Students 335
Number of Girls 50%
Number of Boys 50%
Age Range 15 +
Facilities

10 classrooms, workshops for carpentry and welding, large kitchen and dining hall, guest house accomodation, mains water, mains electricity, good access to Nakuru, close to local shops.

Project Gallery Additional Information

NTI is a recognised training centre by the Kenyan Government. It was set up by the Nakuru Chritian Professional Association in response to the training needs of the poorest teenagers in their area. Located on the edge of Nakuru in the Great Rift Valley, the training centre has the capacity to provide 335 places for daytime students in a variety of skills to a national certificate level.  It also assists the students into employment.

NTI provides skills training for young people who cannot afford the fees of other institutions. It has a programme of courses which include accounting, computers, carpentry, beauty/hairdressing and fashion and design. There is room for 96 students to board at the centre and a programme of support is set up to meet the students' needs whilst attending. At Hand in Hand we believe that by helping young people to gain access to training they can break the cycle of poverty that so many of them are desperately trapped in. 

In 2012 a Liaison Officer was employed to help students with the transition into employment. Placements are found during training for practical experience as well as trying to build  positive realtionships with businesses for future employment possibilities. Hand in Hand are funding 50% of this cost.

Hand in Hand have sponsored many of their students from their other connected projects in Kenya through training at this centre. 

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