Life and Culture

In the area of culture, the Mombasa Technical Training Institute is a key player and has always considered cultural development as part of its mission. Apart from providing a stable scientific backing and expertise in many aspects of our civilisation engaging in scholarly research such as study of the history, tradition and cultural heritage, the institution has undertaken many initiatives in cultural development and provides the forum for a constant stream of talks, quality lectures and speeches. Approximately every week there is a lecture by some faculty member on a topic of his/her expertise presented properly for a general audience.

The institution, especially in recent years, has made significant efforts to come closer to the citizens of the region in every aspect and has held special Conferences on the Cultural Heritage of the city of Mombasa, the Lamu Islands etc. Another significant aspect of institution cultural policy amounts to the recent development of extramural activities with appropriate instruction and training, through a special programme open to any interested citizen. Thus, there have been courses in sculpture, photography, painting, dance, scuba diving, sailing, furniture renovation, cooking, wine tasting, aircraft modeling, astronomy etc. Other multiple events also take place, including lectures, seminars and workshops on topics of general interest and every aspect of art. The Institution’s Choir perform and participate in national and international events and competitions. There are also many special clubs for different leisure interests and hobbies including swimming, photography, dance and music.

The Mombasa Technical Training Institute Press publishes scholarly oriented books. The institution, in order to properly develop its cultural programme and its long-term interactions with the wider community, established the Committee for Cultural Development. It has provided quality cultural events and in its effort it has had some continual support from the Topali Foundation which has as its objective the enhancement of cultural life for students of the institution. Mombasa Technical Training Institute strives to maintain and enhance its significant economic and cultural contributions to the City and the Region by playing a co-ordinating role in several developmental and social activities.