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Sikri Technical Training Institute

Sikri Technical Training Institute for the Blind and Deaf (STTIBD) is a public institution registered by the Ministry of Education Science and technology (MOEST), Kenya under the department of Technical Vocational Education and Training. It derives its policies and regulations from TVET Authority established by an Act of parliament, TIVET, 2013. The institute is among the four technical institutions offering technical and vocational skills in Kenya for students with disability. The courses offered in the institute ranges from: General Agriculture, Rehabilitation, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Masonry & Building technology, Garment making & clothing technology, Plumbing, Welding & Fabrication, weaving, Carpentry & Joinery, Deaf blind course among other courses.

The institute is situated along the main highway Kisumu-Oyugis-Kisii, 6km away from Oyugis town. The centre is located in Homabay county, Rachuonyo South Sub-County, Kasipul constituency, East Kamagak Location, Kachieng Sub location. The centre sits on a 34 acre piece of land and experiences high rainfall conducive for agricultural practice.

The Institute was started in 1970 by the CMM brother of Tilburg under the Kisii catholic Diocese as Vocational training Centre for the Blind and Deaf- Sikri, to offer practical agriculture skills training for the poor of the poorest learners who were visually impaired.