19 January 2002

Kenya: Kaimosi Teachers Training College starts income generating programmes

Kaimosi Teachers Training College has started income-generating projects to improve its revenue base.

The principal, Mrs Grace Idala says the institution has opened its facilities to workshops and seminars organised by individuals and groups at a fee.

"We realised there were many under-utilised buildings on the compound that would provide room for seminars and workshops which we converted for the purpose to generate additional income for the college," she adds.

The college is located off the Kapsabet - Kisumu road in Hamisi Division of Vihiga District.

According to the principal, the response has been very positive. This, she adds, is because of the reasonable fee charged.

The college has so far hosted the Practical Subjects for Primary Education (PraSupe), a programme sponsored by the Germany government. The programme trains primary school teachers in Vihiga District new approaches to practical subjects like art and craft.

Another programme the college has hosted is the United Kingdom-sponsored Primary Schools Management project (Prism) for teachers.

The programme equips the educators with skills on how to mobilise and manage human and material resources and how to manage school finances.

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