Polish Aid is Poland’s development cooperation programme. The programme encompasses measures taken by government agencies to provide Global South countries or their societies with:

  1. Development assistance, which specifically involves:
    • promoting and supporting the development of democracy and civil society, including the development of parliamentary system, principles of good governance, and respect of human rights;
    • promoting sustainable socio-economic development, taking action to reduce poverty and improve population health and improve the level of education and professional qualifications of the population;
  2. Humanitarian aid, in particular providing assistance, care and protection to populations affected by armed conflicts, natural disasters or other humanitarian crises caused by nature or man;
  3. Global education, aimed at raising awareness and understanding of global issues and interdependence between countries.

Thanks to continuous Polish Aid funding PCPM has been successfully implementing projects to increase the capacity and efficiency of the Kenyan fire and rescue services since 2017.
The programme implemented by Polish Aid and PCPM in cooperation with CFOA-K Association enabled for:

The Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM) is the largest NGO in Poland working in development cooperation, and one of the largest organisations in Poland delivering humanitarian assistance. Its mission is to provide humanitarian, development and medical relief assistance throughout the world, while maintaining the basic principles of humanitarianism, impartiality, neutrality and independence.

PCPM was established in 2006 and since then has implemented projects in Kenya, Lebanon, Ukraine, Nepal, Peru, South Sudan, Uganda, Tajikistan, Palestine, Georgia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq and Burkina Faso.

PCPM focuses on activities that facilitate economic growth, job creation and increase emergency preparedness.

Its focus in Kenya lies on strengthening capacity building of emergency services. In partnership with local partners including CFOA-K:

Chief Fire Officers Association Kenya was created to express professional opinion of Chief Fire Officers in Kenya and beyond the borders by providing a forum of knowledge base, information sharing, education, research, networking and collaboration.

CFOA-K draws membership from Chief Fire Officers and Deputy Chief Fire Officers in all Fire and Rescue Services in Kenya, be they County, National, Military, Private, Volunteer or any other fire service. The association currently has 36 members from 25 counties. CFOA-K collaborates with PCPM in actions leading to more effective and professional fire and rescue service in Kenya.

The Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC) is a Government Institution under Ministry of Education, Directorate of Technical Education Vocational and Training (TVET) providing quality training in technical teacher education and technology by offering relevant programmes.

The Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC) opened its doors to the first students in 1978. Since then it became the leading college of this kind in Eastern and Central Africa.

With its help first certified programme of professional firefighting training (level 3) was developed in 2020.

Kiambu County hosts our training facility, Fire and Rescue Training Centre in Kiambu which was erected in 2020. The building is able to accommodate and train around 40 firefighters from across the country and beyond. Kiambu County has been partnering with us in supporting activities leading to raising effectiveness of fire and rescue services across the county.