Off Konza Road, Machakos, Kenya.

Machakos Technical Institute For The Blind

A Government Technical Training Institution, located within Machakos municipality next to National Cereal Produce Board deport off Konza road. It was established in 1958 to provide technical craft skills to those maimed by war. It was then sponsored by the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind and its local partner Kenya Society for the Blind initially to serve only male trainees who were taught orientation and mobility, braille literacy, handicraft and telephone operation course. In 1987, the first female students were admitted and knitting & garment making courses introduced. In 1994 the first integrated Artisan level training was started. In 1997 the Institution was upgraded and renamed Machakos Technical Institute for the Blind becoming the only Technical Training Institution in East & Central Africa offering Kenya National Examination Council (K.N.E.C.) Craft courses to the visually impaired persons.The Institution serves the needs of the visually impaired in East and Central Africa region. Notable among our achievements in rehabilitation are 1998 August 7th Nairobi bomb blast survivors and the “Kumi kumi” illicit brew victims. The Institution offers Rehabilitation and Habilitation programme as well as the following technical and vocational courses to both the visually impaired and sighted persons




Braille Literacy




Tannery and Leather work



Our Events

5th January 2017

Opening Day. Workable departmental timetable to be ready. Admission of all continuing students.

9th January 2017

Admission of new students in G. T. T, Artisan, I C T, Massage, and rehabilitation begins..

12th January 2017

Academic meeting Term 1 2017.

6th Feb-21st March 2017

Mid-term exams (CATs) to be administered

24th March 2017

Proposed clossing day.

Latest News

White Cane Day

Machakos Institute for the Blind annually attends the White Cane Day on October 15th to educate people about blindness. We spread the message that the visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their respective communities.


We are thankful to Susan Musyoka the women rep of Machakos County for including Machakos Institute for the Blind in her project of distributing sanitary towels aimed at rural and peri-urban based women.

Interactive session

During the interactive session our students showcase part of their projects from each department. This includes leather products, weaving & Kitting products, wooden products etc.

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