It is a matter of pride and joy that in June 2005,
the Taqwa technical Center has been selected as a formal examining center by
the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources
The Taqwa Technical Centre
This is a Technical Training Institute, situated at Somali
Village, some 25 kilometers out of Mombasa, past Mazeras on the Main
Mombasa-Nairobi highway The centre has been built with the kind and generous donations
from various philanthropists and well-wishers. The first phase of the Center
saw the completion of the Grand Mosque in 1983 and the completion of the
Madrassah and the Nursery Schools in 1985. The first phase of this project was
completed by 1987, an year in which the first intake of the Technical students
was made. By this time only six workshops were ready.
By 1994, the additional workshops and facilities were ready and
hence 1994 was the first year of full operation for the center. The complex is
now made up of the Mosque, Maddrassah, Nursery School, ten workshops for
technical learning, two dormitory blocks, a dinning hall with kitchen, two
class rooms, administration office block and staff housing facility.
Since the center began its training program, almost a thousand
students have qualified with the grade test III and are responsible members of
the community in every part of Kenya.
Taqwa technical Center offers affordable technical training
which currently leads to qualification as technicians under the Trade Test
scheme set up by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
The institute currently offers the following courses: (leading
to the Grade Test III certificate)
Mechanics, Electrical & Wiring, Carpentry
& Tailoring (for Girls only – No boarding facility)
Alongside technical training, the students are offered free
religious training which includes the following curriculum:- The
Holy Quran, The hadith and Sunnah of the Prophet (S.A.W), History of the
Prophet (S.A.W), Islamic Creed, Tafsir, Jurisprudence, Ethics and Basic Arabic
Apart from Technical and Religious training, the programme aims
to instill discipline, good moral values and responsibility in the students.
This is achieved by a series of Lectures, counseling and field trips.
The aim is to have a qualified student who would have learnt the good moral and
religious qualities with which he would be able to become an exemplary member
of his community.
WHO ARE THESE COURSES MEANT FOR
Primary and Secondary School leavers who wish to gain technical
training. These are basic technical training courses meant for those who wish
to become apprentices (skilled workers) in various technical fields which
involves knowledge as well as the practical skills to carry out tasks.
Maximum Boarding Capacity 80 students (Male students only) Age
group 14 – 21 for Boarding Class capacity: Maximum capacity - 25 students
per class, Optimum capacity - 20 students per class
Total eleven months program, broken down into a Six months
program based at Taqwa, followed by an internal mock exam. Thereafter a two
month attachment followed by a two month review at Taqwa followed by sitting
for Trade Test Examination conducted by the Ministry in the eleventh month.
qualified Principal runs the institution along with a team of selected tutors.
The principal along with at least two of the teaching staff are residents at
the complex thus giving the much needed close supervision. Since the beginning
of the year 2003, a major change in the manner in which the institution is
managed was made. The overall Management of the institution is vested into a
board of governors that is primarily composed of members of the Jami Iyatu
taalimil Quran. They report to the executive committee of the JTQ.
SAFETY & SECURITY
Every dormitory is equipped with fire exits and the center is
equipped with firefighting equipment. As part of the program, the students are
taught basic safety issues which are very important especially in the technical
trade. An introductory first Aid course is being considered as part of the
WHAT CAN ONE DO AFTER
COMPLETING THE COURSES AT TAQWA TECHNICAL?
Advance in chosen career for e.g. Grade II, I and Diploma courses etc
Self-employed or secure a job
in the Industry
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP
THE CENTRE AND OR ITS STUDENTS?
fees charged are very nominal
simply because the Institution
is non-profit making. It exists
to provide a unique opportunity
by availing affordable technical
training so as to empower and
enable the students take charge
of their lives. By creating
educational enrichnment in Society,
it is our hope that we shall
be eradicating poverty.
you give a fish to Man,
you feed him for a day, but
if you teach the Man to fish,
you feed him for life"
Current course fee
(Valid for intake of year 2013 onwards)
is as follows:-
Fee KES 1,000/= (8 Euros),
Repair & Maintenance Fee
KES 2,000/= (18 Euros), Exam Fee
KES 2,500/= (22 Euros),Tuition
Fees KES 25,000/= (220 Euros),
Boarding fees KES 20,000/= (180
Euros) i.e. a Total of KES 50,500/=
(Euros 440) for the entire course.
(About ONE and a HALF EUROS per day)
NEEDY STUDENTS ASSISTANCE
receive appeals each year for
students who wish to join the
centre but are unable to afford
the fees. Many of these students
are Orphans and or come from
very poor families. We are therefore
urging you to SPONSOR the child.
Our average intake of needy
students is some fifty out of
the capacity for eighty students.
let us know how many students
you wish to sponsor and we shall
advise you as soon as our interviews
are concluded. We carry out
a very extensive interview session
to ascertain that only the truly
may also send in a contribution
on Monthly, quarterly or annual
basis towards the running of
the centre. The current annual
running cost of the centre averages
KES 2.5Million (Approx. Euros
22,000) being Teachers salaries,
maintenance and Hostel facility.
The centre is also in need of
urgent renovation and we appeal
to you to come forward in this
regard as well.
when you educate a child, its
truly the best GIFT that you
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