KIPS Foundation is an independent private organization committed to empowering and capacity building trainees who join and go through KIPS Technical College. The foundation is anchored on three major pillars: Entrepreneurship which drives the economy and eradicate poverty, Mentorship and bridging the gap between the academic and the academic knowledge.
The foundation aims at improving the livelihoods of tomorrow and help the societies sow the ideas and grow the solutions to their most pressing issues. To do this, the foundation acknowledges the role of entrepreneurship and mentorship which are drivers of the daily economy in any society.
The foundation was born after identifying a huge gap in tertiary training levels. Many graduates lack tools of work to enable them implement what they study in the classroom. There are minimal employments opportunities in the current economy and the graduates find themselves tarmacking long. This can be either attributed to poverty from their background or lack of self-sufficient training.
To address this need, KIPS FOUNDATION becomes an ideal train that mentor and gives the mentees’ tools of work to translate theory to skills and skills to reality. The foundation operates on a revolving fund kit.
The foundation identifies needy cases, the trainees are taken through a mentorship programme by our partners who are experts in certain field, and they are given capital to start a business as an individual or a group under guidance of the mentors.
Our strategy of working through partnerships is intended to build institutional capacity of groups, supporting innovation and ensuring that the funding provided meets the needs of the target beneficiaries and is culturally relevant. In doing so, the Foundation encourages its grantees to forge collaborations and partnerships with local, state and national government agencies to enhance sustainability of the initiatives.
The Foundation also seeks collaboration with other grant makers and international agencies working in its target areas. Where necessary, the Foundation will leverage additional funding from other sources to support partners’ initiatives.
An important component of the Foundation’s work is the dedication to documenting and analyzing the projects we fund to assist in strengthening our future grant making and assist in influencing policies and practice in the areas we operate.