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 1,250 registered 4-K Clubs found in primary schools with an estimated membership of over 70,000 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.

Latest News

4-K Clubs Newsletter.

The 4-K Clubs Programme has launched an online newsletter whose objective is to inform stakeholders about the involvement of young learners in agriculture for food and nutrition security.

TOT Trainings Conducted in the Counties

These have been conducted in 20 counties in December 2022 and January 2023.  The training targeted at least one 4-K Club Patron per ward.  This is part of the programme’s rollout plan, where 4-K Clubs that attain the Centre of Excellence Status can reach out to another 5 schools near them to encourage them to […]

Launch of 4-K Clubs Competition.

4-K Clubs Presidential Award Scheme Competition dubbed 4-K Clubs PAS, was launched on 17th February 2023.  The competition aims at providing a platform to identify, recognize, celebrate and reward excelling 4-K Clubs as agents of change. The launch took place alongside the National Farmers Award Annual Gala Dinner sponsored by Elgon Kenya.

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