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Kijabe Practical Training Center (KPTC)

Equipping young men and women with life skills needed to earn a living and contribute to their communities.

Kijabe Training Center Update.
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The Need for practical training is great. There are many organizations feeding AIDS orphans, and whille this is work important, it is not enough. Training these at risk young people with life skills is key in breaking the cycle of poverty and disease. The Kijabe Practical Training Center (KPTC) will train young men and women in the skills of welding, small engine repair metal fabrication and spray painting. In addition to this practical training, students will also receive basic business education and instruction in character development as part of the KPTC curriculum.

You Can Help

Land has already been acquired and construction has already begun. All government approvals are in place. Your tax deductable one time or monthly gift will go immediately to the construction of the school. Once construction is complete all donations will support the ongoing operating costs.

The funding needs are as follows:

  • $17, 800 - Initial Building Construction
  • $9,446 - Initial Tools & Machinary
  • $1,292 - Monthly Operating Expense (once the school opens)
Make your check Payable to:
UniReach International
1142 S. Diamond Bar Blvd #294
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
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KPTC was founded by Blasto Maina (pictured at top right), who was born in Kijabe and has deep family roots in this central region of Kenya. He is the single father of three children. Blasto was trained in the welding and mechanical trades as a young man and earned his living with those skills for many years. In 2000 He lost his wife to AIDS. In 2002 he joined the staff of Little Lambs AIDS orphans ministry where he has functioned as project manager for over a decade.

The KPTC Vision is to be the premier vocational training center in Kijabe and neighboring villages.


Click Here to download the detailed Business Plan for KPTC






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