Kenya Institute of Development Studies is a middle level training institution founded on strong belief of capacity through imparting practice knowledge and skills to spur economic and social growth. The institution evolved from social economic consult, a consultancy that has been carrying out research on developing issues.
The idea of setting up a training center came up after research revealed a huge gap on middle level development agents. A huge number of qualified students are locked out of the institutions of higher learning due to limited facilities.
It was felt that there was a need to set up a middle level training institution to produce a skilled workforce in development ventures. This idea gave birth to Kenya Institute of Development studies. Within the first year of operations KIDS have cut its niche as a center of excellence due to quality training and superior administration. We have managed to build trust among government and other stake holders who have officially recognized our work. This confidence within has made the institute attract students from the entire region. Currently we have students from Kenya, Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Uganda, Nigeria and Rwanda.
A number of mainstream international NGOs have forwarded their employees for further training; cementing the recognition of our program-mes.
We believe in Admitting Qualified Students, delivering excellent training, remain relatively affordable & produce all round graduates who are able to respond to challenges we are facing as society.
KIDS offers well tailored courses at Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels. The courses are all responsive to correct community problems. They are practical oriented and they prepare the students to be able to initiate action oriented projects both at self level or in employment.
KIDS believes that if people are empowered, they can make an immense contribution to social and economic development. It is our agenda to train people at all levels on relevant areas.We believe that development is a partnership that calls for everybody to get involved. Our trainees are prepared to get involved in a special way.
To ensure quality to all our clients the institution has put in place strict control measures which include-:
- Constant training and refresher training sessions for all facilitators to ensure they are kept updated and informed of current trends in development.
- The institution has established definite goals which ensure low errors in training.
- There is extensive staff involvement and participation in development of teams where awards are given on team performance.
- There is quality service review with a view of continuous improvement every semester.
- There is personalized attention to all students.
Our Core Values