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

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 quality education.


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

Kianda Secretarial College

Kianda College was the Foundation’s pilot project established in 1961 as an institution for Secretarial and Business Studies, and became the first multi-racial college of its kind in Pre-Independence Kenya. Thus the history of Kianda College is [...]

Kianda School

Kianda Foundation opened Kianda School as a result of numerous requests from past students of Kianda College. The Foundation aims at promoting the educational, professional, cultural and spiritual welfare of women in Kenya. It achieves [...]

Kibondeni College

Kibondeni, is a college of catering and hospitality aimed at equipping young women from all over Kenya with the technical and human skills required to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. Kibondeni College was established [...]

Tigoni Study Centre

Tigoni Study Centre, a project by our Foundation, that offers people from all walks of life the opportunity to develop humanly, culturally and spiritually through a variety of activities which run throughout the year. This include [...]

Kimlea Girls Training Centre

Located in Kiambu District, between Kiambaa and Tigoni, Kimlea is surrounded by tea estates with villages of tea pickers, as well as families living off small holdings at subsistence level. In an effort to promote the [...]

Faida Girls Club

Faida is a youth centre established in 1977 for primary and secondary school girls. It provides facilities for study, interlaced with cultural, social and spiritual formation. Teenage and adulthood come with many challenges, and Faida, through its activities, aims [...]


Kianda Foundation Charity Auction

July 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Very few girls have access to tertiary training due to lack of finances in their homes. From a traditional perspective, many rural homes still give the sons priority to access education over their daughters. The [...]

The Walk

December 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

The Kimlea 11 km Walk was held on 9th Nov 2019 at Tigoni. The participants included students, invited guests and sponsors who supported the event. The purpose of the walk was to raise funds for [...]

Golf Tournament 2019

March 10th, 2019|0 Comments

This year, on 1st March 2019, we held our second Charity Golf Tournament at The Muthaiga Country Club. The event aimed to raise Kshs.15 Million to cover the balance pending for the Ridges Study Centre [...]