We at KENPRO are engaged in both “soft projects” which include project management capacity building services and “hard projects” which cover various fields of development including Research projects, ICT projects, Publishing projects, Education projects, Water and Sanitation projects and Women Empowerment Projects.
1. Project Planning and Management
We at KENPRO build capacity of organizations in planning and management of projects. We work in partnership with Non-Governmental Organizations, Community Based Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Self-help groups, youth groups, women groups and individuals.
Project Planning Activities
We offer consultancy services and training on project planning and implementation to the members of Non-Governmental Organizations, Community Based Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Self-help groups, youth groups, women groups among others.
In project planning and implementation, KENPRO makes use of Logical Framework Approach as a planning, implementation and monitoring tool. Logical Framework describes in an operational way in matrix form the most important aspects of an operation, provides a way of checking whether the operation has been well designed and facilitates improved monitoring and evaluation.
Resource Mobilization Activities
We also offer resource mobilization support which includes Fund Raising and Proposal Writing components.
Fund raising is a process of mobilizing financial resources required to achieve organizational goals and objectives The common sources of funds include: Governments, Endowments, Donors, Foundations and NGOs, Volunteers, Investments, Corporate sectors, Community contributions and inheritances. There are various methods used in fund raising. These include Proposal writing, Special events, Endowments, Partnerships, Twinning arrangements, Volunteers, Subscriptions and pledges and Letters. A good fundraiser should be: Knowledgeable about fund raising resources, A good communicator, A person with good interpersonal skills, A person with sound analytical skills and should be persuasive.
The following constitute an outline of a general proposal format. There are however particular proposal formats which depend upon individual donor requirements. We at KENPRO adhere to general and particular funding proposal requirements which include but may not be limited to Contact Details, Background, Project Description, Aims and Objectives, Project Outputs, Project Activities, Project Implementation Plan, Monitoring and Evaluation, Sustainability and Budget.
Project Evaluation Activities
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of development activities provides government officials, development managers, and civil societies with better means for learning from past experience, improving service delivery, planning and allocating resources, and demonstrating results as part of accountability to key stakeholders.
KENPRO uses a number of project evaluation approaches including impact evaluation approach, logical framework approach and rapid appraisal approach.
We train on designing data collection instruments including questionnaire and interview guides. We expose the participants to data coding and analysis using statistical application such as SPSS.
2. Development Projects
We at KENPRO offer both ‘soft projects’ and ‘hard projects’ support in various areas of development including but not limited to the following: Research Projects, IT Projects, Youth Training Programs, Water Projects and Youth and Women Empowerment Projects.
The following are some of the past and recent key projects we have been contracted to carry out in partnership with various international organizations in Kenya:
Community Rehabilitation Data Management System
Project Category: IT
Description: Kenya Projects Organization (KENPRO) was mandated by Handicap International (HI) to develop a secure database management information system that can manage and store large amount of data related to Community Rehabilitation Projects in Dadaab and Kakuma refugees camps in Kenya. The scope of the project included the following: a) Designing and developing the database management system, b) installing the system in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, c) training the administrators (data clerks) and other users of the system and d) providing all tools, training, testing and maintenance necessary for the effective use of the system. Read More…
Mburutani Water and Environmental Conservation Project
Partner Organization: Eetu Aombe Self Help Group
Project Category: Water
Description: Mburutani Water and Environmental Conservation Project (MWECP) aimed at addressing two key problems facing the people of Mburutani Village in dry Mbeere South Sub-county in Embu: a) Constant droughts that lead to both human and animal starvation and b) Gradual environmental degradation. The primary methods for achieving these objectives included digging an earth dam and acquisition of rain water tanks. The impact of implementing the project was immediately felt by the pilot women self help group members and their immediate and mediate family members. Many hours spent previously looking for water were drastically reduced, hours spent in farm increased, better nutrition status gained, animals milk production increased, environment improved, house income increased and general quality of life improved.
A Systematic Review of Literature on Education of Youth and Women in Somalia
Project Category: Research
Description: Kenya Projects organization was given the task of conducting a systematic review of the related literature on education of Youth and Women in Somalia based on secondary data collected from secondary sources. The scope of the task included conducting a systematic review based on the following areas: 1) State of literacy among youth and women in Somalia, 2. Factors affecting youth and women literacy programmes in Somalia, 3) Education programmes implemented in Somalia since 2000, 4) Development agencies providing literacy programmes in Somalia, 5) Training needs assessment of the Development agencies, 6) Policies, strategic plans and yearly plans from the Ministries of Education in Mogadishu, Somaliland and Puntland.
Needs Assessment Survey of Persons with Disabilities in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya
Project Category: Research (Baseline Survey)
Description: Kenya Projects Organization was mandate by Lutheran World Federation, Kenya-Djibout sub-program to conduct a baseline survey to assess the needs of Persons with Disabilities living in Hagadera and Kambioos refugee Camps in Daadab, Kenya. The survey was guided by the following specific objectives: i) To establish the specific needs for PWDs in relation to access to health services in the Camp; ii) To assess the major education needs of PWDs living in the Camp; iii) To establish the specific needs for PWDs in relation to access to psycho-social services in the Camp and iv) To assess the major livelihood needs of PWDs living in the Camp. The survey adopted a blended research approach, involving both quantitative and qualitative research paradigms. The sample consisted of three hundred and fifty one (351) PWDs, fifty four (54) members of Focus Groups and eight (8) Key Informants. In total, there were four hundred and thirteen (413) respondents. The survey used various tools of data collection, namely Questionnaire, Interview and Focus Group Discussion guides. The Questionnaire was used to collect quantitative data from PWDs. Interview guide was used to collect qualitative data from the Key Informants representing various partner agencies in Dadaab. FGD guide was also used to collect qualitative data from the Community Based Rehabilitation members, Special Needs Education Committee and Special Needs Education teachers. The collected data were analyzed using both quantitative and qualitative data analysis approaches. Statistical applications (SPSS), word processing (MS Word) and spread sheet (MS Excel) were used in processing the data. Read More…
Project Planning and Management Training for Youth in Kenya
Project Category: Training
Description: Kenya Projects Organization (KENPRO) was mandated by Refugee Education Trust (RET) to offer a three day training on project planning and management to a group of thirty youth in Dadaab Refugee Complex. The training covered various components of Project Planning and Management including project planning, resource mobilization, project implementation and project evaluation. The participatory approach was used in training. This included group discussion activity oriented method and presentation approach. The group discussion method was meant to help the participants to articulate and examine learning in light of their own past experiences. Read More…
Small Claims Court Research in Kenya
Project Category: Research (Data Analysis)
Description: In 2010, Legal Resources Foundation sought consultancy services to carry out data analysis for Small Claims Court research to inform the drafting of Small Claims Bill in Kenya. The consultancy guidelines included data cleaning, data coding using SPSS, quantitative data analysis, and report writing.