AccommodationsOur Campus & Facilities
Rarieda Training and Resource Centre’s students’ residence is situated in a serene, spacious environment with well-lit rooms fitted with security lockers.
RTRC boasts of a students’ accommodation for a capacity of 96 (48 males and 48 females) persons. The facility comprises of state-of-the-art cottages, each hosting up to 8 students. It has two fully furnished janitor residence whose role is to offer guidance, mentorship and support to students.
The facility hosts a student’s recreational space for both indoor-outdoor games and entertainment to enrich the experience of the students’ life. The hostel provides a balanced full board menu through the week and on weekends with fresh vegetables and fruits from the student’s demonstration farm within the hostel location.
Our administrative block is composed of spacious office space equipped with full time internet access and electricity, backed up with solar to ensure there is power 24 hours a day. This facilitates effective and efficient documentation and communication with students, stakeholders and partners both locally and internationally.
Classroom & Workshops
Each trade has its own classroom workshop, supported with additional theory classrooms. Each workshop has a wide range of electrical and manual tools needed to enable students to learn how to work with both traditional as well as modern trade tools and equipment. Students spend 80% of their training time doing practical training. This accords them adequate time for experiential learning and being innovative in their own ways.
The RTRC library has become a critical technology hub for its students and the community at large. As technologies advance, almost everyone is touched by digital information. The RTRC library is helping to make sure all people are able to benefit from the digital age. Throughout the history of human civilization, libraries have played an important role and have had enormous cultural, scientific, and academic value. Libraries have traditionally been centers of learning, hubs where knowledge can be disseminated. In the days before long-range communication, it was our libraries that played host to the latest advances in our understanding of the world around us.
At RTRC, we believe reading stimulates the imagination and expands understanding of people around the world. It helps develop language and listening skills and prepares readers to understand different ways of life. RTRC is home for over 100 eReaders, 5,500 books and other print material.
The RTRC library provides a variety of community outreach services which include:
Book club for school going children
E-Reader program in 17 schools
Book exchange program
Mobile library program for schools
Storytelling sessions for children
Spelling bee for children
Information Communication Technology
ICT has become one of the fundamental building blocks of modern society. ICT is incorporated into all our programmes at different levels. All our students learn ICT as part of the curriculum regardless of the major technical subject of their specialization.
An impressive computer lab equipped with 20 computers is networked with internet access giving students a platform to explore their ICT interests.
Additionally, classroom technology is being upgraded, with anticipated completion by December 2019 to include projectors, computers and internet access for integrated use during class hours.
The RTRC serves both students and staff of the institution. The menus provide healthy and balanced meal options, with pricing that is of benefit to all students and staff.
RTRC is currently constructing a second canteen in order to offer a Food & Beverage Production and Catering course scheduled to launch in the second half of 2020.
RTRC’s 2-acre agricultural demonstration farm provides opportunity for learning sustainable agriculture to members of the community and students.
The farm offers the possibility to learn traditional as well as modern farming techniques including green houses, drip irrigation, fish farming, composting, agroforestry, nursery management, Moringa leaf powder processing, honey value addition, water harvesting, soil conservation, among others.
Short courses are tailor made to suit clientele needs on request.