Sacred Training Institute (STI) was established in 2005 to offer high quality training for school leavers and working class people that need practical skills to advance their careers. It was started by the Sustainable Agriculture Centre for Research and Development in Africa (SACRED Africa) an NGO that has been working with smallholder farmers in eastern Africa to improve farm productivity and marketing since 1997.
Sacred Training Institute is registered with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Education, KNEC and KASNEB as a training institute and examination centre. Since 2005 the college has a collaboration arrangement with Moi University and more recently with the University of Eldoret, where students taking courses at Sacred Training Institute are awarded Moi University and University of Eldoret Diplomas and certificates.
The college was started to respond to the enormous challenges that face Africa such as poverty, youth unemployment and food insecurity. African poverty and hunger is a complex phenomenon. But for Africa to grow, agriculture must grow and leadership improved. The courses are designed to create and grow leaders for the continent. The organization has received several awards both locally and internationally for its innovative programs.
We offer various courses at Diploma and Certificate level geared towards producing professionals and personnel who respond innovatively to the enormous development challenges that face Africa today in the areas of food security, sustainable livelihoods, management, leadership, entrepreneurship, public administration, environmental management and rural development. The college also offers short courses in crop production, governance, leadership, group dynamics, sustainable agriculture, record keeping, marketing and post harvest [produce management.
Sacred Training Institute accepts applications for students from fresh school leavers and experienced community workers who would like to improve their skills and further their education at any time of the year.