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St. Francis Training Centre is a church initiative started by the Little Sisters of St. Francis. It was started in 1997 as a program to cater for refugees coming into Kenya from the Great Lakes Region.
The language was a primary barrier as most of these refugees came from French-speaking nations. In 2000, the Little Sisters started a training school for refugees to learn English and Kiswahili with an intent of empowering them to interact with local people. This helped them to seek casual jobs like washing clothes and in turn earn some cash to keep them going. After learning these languages, it was felt that there was a need to empower them with technical skills. In 2012, St. Francis training center was assessed and in 2013, the Ministry of Higher Education accredited it as a Technical Training School thus becoming a KNEC examination center.
Mission: To produce competetent graduates capable of integerating the acquired technology.
Vision: To be a center of excellence in the provision of quality technical training and innovation.
At St. Francis, we know the importance of engaging all stakeholders. We work closely with The Catholic Church, KNEC, and Ministry of Education through TVET, National Industrial Training Authority, Waumini Radio and Africa.
St. Francis Training Centre aims to promote human dignity, moral values and professional.
The motive for opening St. Francis Training Centre include:
St. Francis Training Center started in 1997, as a program to cater for refugees coming to Kenya. Its main focus was to train them English and Kiswahili languages. Thereafter, it became evident that refugees required crucial technical skills.
The training centre was created to empower them. In 2013, St. Francis Training Center was accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education allowing it to become a Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) centre.