HF Foundation

HF Foundation which is a non-profit company, and the social investment arm of HF Group was founded in 2012.

Our focus is to facilitate technical skills training guided by our vision of creating an “Army of 1 Million Artisans” for the building and construction industry in Kenya.

Working with both public and private sector partners we facilitate industry relevant technical skills, provide working capital for entrepreneurs and linkages for practical skills experience within the building and construction industry.

History

2012

Incorporated on 21st March 2012

2013

HF Foundation was officially launched by the Former President, H.E Mwai Kibaki and the ‘Army of 1 Million Artisans’ project awarded a Vision 2030 flagship status by the Vision 2030 Delivery Board. This award made HF Foundation the first local private firm to acquire a flagship project status.

2014

Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) curriculum development launch workshop. Officiated by the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, Hon. William Ruto.

2015

TVET on wheels launched to address the shortage of relevant skills in the Building and Construction sector. The programme aims to tackle this shortage through training the aspiring artisans and up skilling existing artisans on live construction sites in practical skills.

HF Foundation recognized 558 artisans in a skills enhancement program during a ceremony officiated by the Cabinet Secretary in Ministry of Education, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi at Kenya Technical Teachers College.

2016

HF Foundation developed, through convening multi-stakeholder workshops, Occupation Standards for 10 trade areas in the Building and construction industry that were handed over to Curriculum Development Accreditation and Certification Council (CDACC) on 26th May 2016.

Facilitated training for 659 artisans on short courses and 51 internship placements in collaboration with HFDI and other partners.

Achievements

Launched Competency based education and training curriculum development workshop

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Handed over Occupation Standards for 10 trade areas

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Launch of loans for education, tools and working capital

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Introduction of TVET on Wheels training

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558 artisans undergo skill enhancement training in collaboration with Alibhai Shariff

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Internship programs

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Our Approach

Relevant Technical and 21st Century Readiness Training

HF Foundation seeks to improve the number of artisans and quality of skills for the B&C

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Improve financial access for TVET students, and artisans

Through our parent company, HF Group, and in partnership with KIVA, we offer education loans to

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Create markets that work for artisans.

Through its ecosystem, HFF seeks to create a platform that would place TVET trainees and

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Partners

Leadership

  • Board Of Directors
  • Ruth Kagia Ruth Kagia Director ×

    Ruth Kagia - Director

    Ruth Kagia is an educationist and human development expert. She recently retired from a distinguished 22 year career from the World Bank. She holds degrees from the University of Nairobi and Harvard University. She has global experience in education and international development.

  • Christopher Khaemba Christopher Khaemba Director ×

    Christopher Khaemba - Director

    Christopher Khaemba is a Kenyan educator, long standing principal of Alliance Boys High school and Founding Dean of the African Leadership Academy in South Africa. He is currently the County Cabinet Secretary, Urban Planning and Lands in Nairobi County.

  • Frank Ireri (EBS) Frank Ireri (EBS) Director ×

    Frank Ireri (EBS) - Director

    Frank Ireri was appointed Managing Director in July 2006, and Group Managing Director on 1st July 2015. He is a seasoned Banker with more than 20 years standing experience and joined the Company from Barclays Bank of Kenya where he was Head of Barclay Card Africa, covering Kenya, Botswana, Zambia, Mauritius, Seychelles and Egypt. Prior to this, he worked with Citibank and Commercial Bank of Africa. During his banking career, he has had international exposure in the Philippines, Poland, Sri Lanka and Zambia.

    In 2014, as part of the Citi Alumni Network, he was awarded the distinguished alumni award for Leadership & Ingenuity in recognition of his tremendous achievements and innovations in the Kenyan mortgage finance industry.

    In 2011, the former President H.E. Mwai Kibaki conferred upon him the Elder in the second class of The Order of the Burning Spear (EBS) in recognition of his distinguished service rendered to the Nation.

    Frank holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA K).

     

  • Peter Munga Peter Munga Chairperson ×

    Peter Munga - Chairperson

    Mr. Munga is the Chairman of Equity Bank Limited, Chairman of National Oil Corporation (NOCK), Chairman of Micro-Enterprise Support Programme Trust (MESPT) and a director Rockfeller Foundation, Equatorial Nut Processors and British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Ltd. He is an enterprising businessman and runs the Pioneer Group of Schools. He is a Certified Public Secretary with vast experience in both public and private sector management and holds a diploma in Human Resources and Financial Management. Mr. Munga is a retired Deputy Secretary.

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