KIST boasts a beautiful campus which includes a chapel, classrooms, dormitory, computer lab, and library.
The Hekima Library houses 17,678 volumes, along with 144 volumes off-site being utilized in Extension Programmes.
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The plan is to purchase five large tents and one small tent, 500 chairs, catering utensils, a 4-unit latrine, and two 10,000L water tanks.
Each of the large tents will accommodate 100 people and the small tent will be used for food service.
Full rental of the facility and tents would bring in approximately $650 for a 1-day rental. KIST can conservatively accommodate 6-10 events annually bringing facility rental income for the year between $3,900 to $6,500.
The total cost is $18,844.31
KIST is already sought after for facility rentals for special occasions. This project will only enhance what KIST already has. The special events bring awareness to the school as guests participate in the events held on the school grounds.
This project and the income it generates will be evaluated in an ongoing basis by the school’s administration, the school board, and Mike & Heather Webb – regional coordinators. Once items are purchased, the income and expenses of the facility rental will be evaluated. The school will also evaluate the ongoing impact of the facility rental on the students and the KIST community in terms of the time commitments, reception of guests, and the impact on the grounds.
MINISTRIES AT KIST
To ensure that the quality of education at KIST is accessible to a wide-range of people from East Africa, student scholarships are offered to help offset costs. Scholarship recipients are assessed based on letters of recommendation, current ministry involvement, KIST ministry involvement, and GPA.
Click here to learn more about KIST Scholarships!
Letter from the Africa Regional Coordinator
To the Global Strategy Team
We are writing this letter to confirm our approval of the new project proposal for tents at KIST. This project is a great idea in terms of further developing the capacity of KIST to generate income using the assets to which they already have access. The tents and the marketability that they will add to the school will definitely increase the income potential of the campus. We also feel good about the level of contribution of KIST given their current financial situation and the fact that they are already increasing their income each year and allocating that income wisely and in accordance with their budgetary needs. This is a good next step in further building KIST and the potential financial sustainability of the institution over time.
Mike and Heather Webb
Regional Coordinators for Africa