Summary of Foundation Builders International Institute – Kenya
Foundation Builders International, Inc. started in 2016 to teach vocational skills in emerging nations per the International Building Code, TVET standards, and US trade certification requirements. Our students receive training and practical applications to equip them to pass the certification tests in their vocation. Our commitment to the students is to work with them even after graduation to ensure their desire to receive a certification. For each location where a training center opens, The name will be Foundation Builders International Institute – (name of location).
Since the beginning of Foundation Builders International, Inc., we have added personal finance and money management courses to the vocational classes that all students will take. Those students showing the desire and aptitude towards business will receive training in business development and management. These students will manage the enterprises the Institute starts to help the local community. The students will ultimately be creating their SME with help from FBII.
The goal for each Institute is to train the students, prepare the national teachers to be the primary teaching staff at the Institute, and work with community leaders to develop businesses that meet community needs for employment, retail markets, and manufacturing. The Institute, through its community coordinator, develops an ongoing relationship with community leaders, the Ministry of Education, business leaders, and other NGOs working in the area to ensure the Institute is a positive part of the local community and is economically sustainable. Our graduating students will be well-equipped to handle workplace and marketplace challenges. Through part of their financial training, they will understand the value of ethics and honesty in life's pursuits.
Since beginning our work in Kenya, we have obtained all our government documents to operate a non-profit educational training center. We have also secured our NGO status with the Kenyan government. We are gathering the funding for the Foundation Builders International-Kenya campus. The goal is to complete the initial site work and construct the educational buildings by early 2024. We are creating the initial facility in the Nyale Investments LTD compound in Nairobi. The facility design uses four 40 ft. sea containers fabricated into the classroom. We will receive students once the educational facility is completed and equipped with classroom furnishings and equipment. The beginning vocational courses will be welding, metal fabrication, general construction, carpentry, electrical, and HVAC.
This campus will model what we can do in other locations through satellite campuses. Once the Institute is functioning and we can demonstrate the success of our students and the need for vocational training, we will lease or purchase a warehouse in the industrial area of Nairobi to expand the institution and course schedules.
Details and costs for the Foundation Builders International Institute – Kenya are listed on the website in the Proposal.