The 4-K Club programme in Kenya was founded in 1962 after a local leaders’ visit to the USA where they were exposed to various agricultural programmes including the 4-H.
The Kenyan leaders decided to adopt the 4-H concept and principles which were customized to 4-K Club for ownership and identity. The guiding principle is to empower the youth with Agricultural and life skills which will contribute towards better nutrition, health and higher standards of living.

In Kenya, currently, there are about 1,505 registered 4-K Clubs found in primary schools with an estimated membership of over 86,000 countrywide.

In the wake of Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), it is envisaged that the 4-K Clubs will provide a holistic approach of Positive Youth Development (PYD) at home, school and the community by building on the strength of the youth as active agents to community development.



UNITY of the Youth and Young Farmers as members of the club to foster growth and empowerment in the society.


ENGAGING in doing work with one’s hands and mind in bid to meet the society’s present needs


AID of the country by ensuring its progress through offering innovative solutions to national challenges.


An Educated, Healthy, Self-reliant nation points to an assurance of prosperity.


Any girl or boy aged between 8 to 15 years in primary school qualifies to be a member of the 4-K Club. No club fees are charged, but contributions can be made, for example to buy a 4-K Club badge or inputs for their own projects.

Members meet in any suitable place for example classroom, tree shade, school farm, or any other public place.

Members plan, reflect, share experiences, tour their projects and end up with recreation activities.

They engage in sports and games with other members, visit other clubs, exchange visits, have competitions with others, hold field trips to farms, agricultural stations, agricultural shows and other agricultural institutions of interest.

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We are now ready to roll out our 4-K Club Presidential Award Scheme Competition (4-KCLUBPAS 2024) There is a link on the poster where you can proceed to register. If you have any questions concerning this competition, feel free to reach out to us via info@4-kclubs.go.ke We wish you fun and success in this exciting […]


4-K CLUB CREA-TEA-VE CHALLENGE We are pleased to announce yet another 4-K Club Competition. The 4-K Clubs Programme in collaboration with the Tea Board of Kenya (TBK) is pleased to bring to you the 4-K Club Crea-Tea-Ve Challenge with the Theme: Championing Youth Involvement in Kenya Tea. Tea is one of the value chains targeted […]

4-K Clubs Monthly Online Newsletter

4-K Clubs publishes a monthly online newsletter.  In this newsletter we present events happening in the 4-K Club.  We publish articles from 4-K Club members that include letters, drawings, poems and stories.  We also publish articles from patrons and other stakeholders.  We welcome you to read our newsletters and to participate in their preparation every […]

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