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.



  1. Micro-Finance and Entrepreneurship Training.

    July 14 @ 9:00 am - August 25 @ 4:00 pm
  2. 2nd Group of volunteers from Spain

    August 25 @ 9:00 am - September 10 @ 4:00 pm


Micro-Finance and Entrepreneurship Training.

July 14 @ 9:00 am - August 25 @ 4:00 pm


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

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Recent Post

Kianda School Family Sports Day

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

In this year’s family sports day, Yellow House emerged the winner. The house members could not contain their joy as they sang their hearts out around the school compound in praise of the house and [...]

Previous Posts

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 [...]

Girl Child Education

May 28th, 2018|0 Comments

When Kianda foundation was started back in 1961, their mission was to ensure that the kenyan girl child was educated. They were struck by the Kenyan reality when they found out that Kenyan women had [...]

Women Empowerment

May 28th, 2018|0 Comments

The foundation promotes women empowerment through projects and trainings which help women improve their lively hood. This has been achieved through the Training Of Trainers (TOT)program. Training of trainers is a business setup programme for [...]


May 28th, 2018|0 Comments

The history of Kianda College is closely associated with the history of Kenya and faced the same challenges, which were overcome one by one: opposition to a multi-racial school (Kianda was the first women’s college [...]