Consultancy

KCSD is a Consulting firm specialized in Corporate Motivational Speaker, ICT Training, Education, Entrepreneurship, Research, and Policy Formulation & Conference Development.

We develop and provide an extremely customized, proficient and responsive hearing impaired learning and teaching materials. We care about being familiar with our clientele as well as their specific learning and instructional resource requirements as detailed as we know our own! Understanding the concepts of a clientele’s industry, understanding their working environment and getting to know the actual people at a clientele organization whom we liaise most closely which allows us to find the best achievable learning and teaching solutions for their precise organization and learning needs.

Since our inception in 2005, we have grown significantly a growth attributable to our clientele First approach and our prompt response to ever-changing market need. Our education training agency has gained the respect and trust of leading training across Kenya by corresponding talented individuals with challenging career opportunities.

The Consultant role is to advise the school administration and/or Board of Education as to educational best practices for any area of the school administrations operation in question. This advice can be in any format desirable to the schools in Kenya. Oral and written reporting, as well as presentations, to teaching staff, support staff, administration and/or the Board of Education are among the options available to the County Directors. Consultants are available through Kenya Educational Consultants in a wide variety of specific areas of educational expertise.

We have a growing range of practical entrepreneur training courses aimed at essential skills like Sales, Management, employability, Retail, and MS Office. These can be customized, branded, and mixed in any way with your own content, and then blended with workshops run by experts to provide just the right level of intervention to meet your needs.

KCSD Consultancy, we create a value proposition for our customers by following the unique five-stage of the training development process. This development process enables us to ensure the smooth transition and the quick completion of the learning and instructional materials project in promised time and predetermined business.

Training

Staff Training:  The Consultant role is to identify with the school administration the needs for staff development programming and then to provide that programming. Examples of topics available include:

  • Dealing Effectively With Bullying in School
  • Master Schedule Development
  • Educational Problem Identification, Prioritizing and Solving
  • Best Practices: A report designed for a specific area of the district’s operation, curriculum, fiscal or support components
  • Strategic Planning
  • Avoiding Litigation through Proper Administration of Master Agreements
  • Instructional Alignment: Guaranteed Student Mastery of Instructional/Curricular Objectives
  • Data Analysis
  • Guaranteeing Improved Test Scores
  • Improved Board/Administration Relationships
  • Special Education
  • Gifted Education
  • Proper Fiscal Practices
  • Effective Central Office Functioning
  • School Building Climate/Operation

Administrative Leadership Academy

The Consultant role is to facilitate the process of developing leadership skills beneficial to administrators and potential administrators in a sub-county, county to national school. The objective is to assist in the creation of a mentoring program for new administrators and to encourage aspiring administrators to join the profession.

The Consultant acts as a facilitator to identify the skills necessary for individuals to be effective leaders. Guidance is given to current and future administrators to determine their individual strengths, and opportunities for improvement, and ways their strengths can be used and weaknesses can be remediated and all integrated into the daily practices of these critically important school leaders.

Special Education Audit

The Consultant role is to use sub-county, state and national data along with best practices to develop findings, recommendations and conclusions that identify staff and program costs and processes that do not provide adequate student benefit with respect to special student achievement expectations at the building and sub-county level.

The Consultant provides data-driven direction for sub-county school looking to monitor special education funding and expenditures, as well as staffing patterns and IEP service plans, to maximize academic benefits and parental satisfaction yet control costs. Analysis typically would include findings and recommendations regarding: region’s culture, school climate and administration; disability specifics and comparisons; diversity and ethnicity; school completion and discipline; student outcomes; costs and funding.

Beekeeping as a livelihood.

Enhancing local skills, knowledge and traditions In many rural communities and not only, but various forms of beekeeping have also been in practice for many years. By introducing beekeeping as a business and building on pre-existent skills will improve the knowledge and capacity of small-scale farmers. This will enhance local traditions in beekeeping while developing such an enterprise to the benefit of many in the local community. Importantly this will not deviate from the use of acquired techniques and equipment in the locality, but enhance them and improve them, thus making up-take far easier and far more successful.
Integration into the farming system Beekeeping fits in very well to smallscale farming systems. Beekeeping does not require land to be owned and/or rented and soil fertility is not an issue to consider. The feed is also not an issue as they forage on otherwise unused resources: nectar and pollen. In other words, beekeeping does not compete for other resources needed by livestock and crops. Bees complement crops with them pollination of farmed crops and this, in turn, can increase crop yields. Some crops, for example, that benefit from pollination services are sisal, cashew, papaya, coconut, oil palm, citrus, sunflowers, and clover.

Some of these also provide to be good nectar sources for bees.
Many of the inputs required for beekeeping can be sourced and made locally and do not impinge on other farm activities and required investments. Products that derive from a beekeeping enterprise use little or any farm inputs, apart from labor in harvest and processing periods.
Dietary contribution Bee products provide for improved nutrition and consequently better health for farm families and others in local communities. Honey is a useful source of high-carbohydrate food, and commonly contains a rich diversity of minerals, vitamins, and others, adding nutritional variety to human diets (FAO, 2009). Honey provides for improved physical performance, resistance to fatigue and improved mental efficiency (FAO, 2006a). Honey also is said to improve food assimilation (FAO, 2006a). It is commonly indicated as a ‘lifesaver’ for people in critical health (CTA, 2005b). Pollen also contributes to nutrition; however, pollen that is consumed needs to derive from different plant sources to provide various nutrients to humans. Pollen contains a range of constituents: 30 percent protein, including all amino acids, a full spectrum of vitamins.

Importance of keeping bees:

Somewhere early on in a “Beekeeping 101” class, you’ll learn that honey bees forage for 4 things: nectar, pollen, propolis, and water. The nectar and pollen become honey and bee bread to provide sustenance. Propolis is used as a structural component and also contributes to colony health through immunological activity. Previous blog posts about propolis here and here provide more information. Water is necessary for a variety of purposes including preparation of brood food and evaporative cooling. So in addition to water, bees need 3 substances produced by plants. But do they collect anything else? Of course, they do. If you’ve ever seen open syrup feeding, it’s apparent that the bees will forego the flower visitation part of foraging when a sweet liquid is provided. Bees will also readily gather pollen substitute when bulk fed in powder form. While these nectar and pollen surrogates may not be as attractive or nutritious as the genuine articles they are intended to replicate, they can be important in getting colonies through lean times.

Flowers and their surrogates are what the bees should be getting into, but what are they getting into? Some beekeepers have a perception that if bees gather it they must need it but in my time working in and around bees I’ve seen them get into a lot of different things that probably aren’t great for them. One summer we noticed a propolis trap in a yard were yielding a dark brown, almost black propolis with sharp plastic smell instead of the typical red/orange sweet-smelling propolis for the area. When we sat waiting for the construction worker with the Stop/Go sign to allow us through the roadworks where a new topcoat of asphalt was being applied, we noticed bees collecting road tar to use as propolis.

Our training supply:
.Train beekeeping & management
.Supply of beehives, protective kit, smoker, wax, and honey