The Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development (KISWCD) is a centre of excellence in social work and community development offering diploma and certificate courses. Empowerment of the community through training and management is the basic foundation of the Institute.
KISWCD was started in 1997 and incorporated on 22nd June 2000. It was registered by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology on 22nd August 2002 as a training Institution [Registration no. MOEST/PC/758/2002]
In 2016, in line with the TVET Act 2013, the institution was assessed and licensed to operate by TVETA – Registration TVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0120/2016.
In the last 22 years, the institution has distinguished itself as a Centre of excellence; drawing students from virtually all major NGOs, Government departments and the Private sector.
Foreign students from Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Sudan, Somalia, Malawi, and Ethiopia have continued to enroll in KISWCD signifying the confidence that the region has in the institution.
KISWCD is a Training Institution without any Governmental, Religious, or political affiliation.
Our Vision: To be the leading training institution in the fields of Social Work and Community Development in the region and beyond.
Our Mission: KISWCD strives to train qualified Community Development Workers to assist the community in project planning and management. This is done to ensure that Communities are self-reliant in small-scale business entrepreneurship, income-generating activities, food security, public health care, water and sanitation, improved shelter, and environment.
Our Core Values
Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development offers Certificate and Diploma courses in Community Development, Social Work and Welfare, Project Management, Nutrition and Dietetics, Community Health, and Counseling among others. A number of short courses and consultancy services are also available.
KISWCD is managed by a Board of Governors who are experienced in the areas of Social work, Educational Institutions Management, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Finance and Accounting, Psychology, Environmental Health, Counseling, and Law among others.
KISWCD is affiliated with a number of national and international organizations and associations and an examination Centre for KNEC, ICM UK, CDAAC, NITA, ABMA among others.
Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development was initiated in 1997 and incorporated on 22nd June 2000 as a Private Company limited by guarantee. It was registered by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology on 22nd August 2002 as a training Institution [Registration no. MOEST/PC/758/2002].