We are a nonprofit making Educational Trust
aimed at promoting the educational, professional
and cultural welfare of women in Kenya .

Years in existence
And more women who have been empowered.

Kianda is a local word meaning “Fertile valley”, where everything planted flourishes. Not in vain was the name chosen over 50 years ago. The foundation has been at the service of women in Kenya, promoting their education and looking after their welfare.

Kianda Foundation, now a well-established nonprofit making organization, has numerous educational institutions to its credit.

  • The late Mary Mahoney (USA)
  • Margaret Curran (Ireland)
  • Olga Marlin (USA)
  • Teresa Temes (Spain)

To provide quality and personalized education to women and girls, developing all aspects of each individual to the full.

A dignified life for every woman in Kenya through a dignified education.


Our pride is to offer the best options for Girls and Women
in Kenya!

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Recent Post

Eye Screening at Public Schools in Limuru

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

The CHEP Program together with the Sight For Kids team from Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital camped in 4 public schools in Limuru to screen pupils’ eyes. The screenings took place on 11th, 12th, 14th and [...]

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Rural Project at Gatina and Maramba

September 24th, 2018|0 Comments

A rural project with young Spanish professionals took place at Gatina and Maramba Nursery schools from 27th August to 7th September. The project involved 11 young women and lasted for 2 weeks. The objective of [...]

Micro-Finance and Entrepreneurship Program

September 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

The 16th edition of our Microfinance and Entrepreneurship program took place from 14th July to 25th August. It was held on 4 alternate Saturdays, with 19 women enrolled and attending. Sessions were held as planned [...]

Rural Project at Kibubuti Primary School

August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Kibubuti primary school is an education facility in Limuru with approximately 900 pupils, from early childhood to class eight. It is a mixed day school with both boys and girls. From 24th June till 8th [...]

The Dream that Made History

June 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Meet Olga Marlin, a founder member of the Kianda Foundation — the pioneer in setting up a multi-racial secretarial school at the height of the liberation struggle in Kenya. Olga made the journey from Ireland [...]