Mitaboni Vocational Training Centre

Location: Mitaboni - Kangundo, Kenol, Machakos County

Mitaboni Vocation Training Centre was started in 1956 as a Youth Welfare Centre.  In 2009 it was registered by the Ministry as a youth vocational training centre.

Today, the Centre is ranked second amongst the 43 vocational training institutions in the county of Machakos.

The Amara Charitable Trust's relationship with the Centre dates back to 2021 when we sent our first batch of students for training.  As the Trustees visited the students, they noted the deplorable state of the structures and facilities and made a decision to renovate selected classrooms, workshops, the girls' dormitory and construct a new eight-door ablution block for the girls and boys.

With the renovations, we hope to create a safe and conducive learning environment for the students and one that will give them a sense of self-worth and pride.

Quote: "Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents." - Conrad Burns


Existing structure serving as the girls' dormitory with corrugated iron sheet ablutions


Current structure for the boys' ablutions


Current structure for the girls' ablutions



Welding classroom in poor state of repair


Motor vehicle classroom in its present state

On going construction to upgrade the facilities at the Centre

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Trustees at the ground-breaking ceremony

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Students gathered for prayers for a successful completion of the project

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Our first project at a government run vocational centre

Classroom block

Renovations in progress to improve classroom block

MV Classroom
MV outside

Motor vehicle classroom and workshop undergoing major upgrades