The majority of the FDCs are operating in rural areas and their primary mission is to provide access to training in areas relevant to their local communities. This training consists of vocational training and general knowledge such as entrepreneurship, life skills, civic education, and communication skills. Training involves personal development, strengthening capacity for the participants to acquire new knowledge, developing skills to acquire formal employment or self-employment, and continuing their studies after completing the courses.
FDCs are at one and the same time:
a) Vocational training centres
b) Adult education institutions
-Contributing to the continuing education and lifelong learning of adults in their immediate context; and
c) Folk Development Colleges
-Contributing to the social and economic development of the national and their local communities. KTO’s role is to strengthen the FDCs as institutions in order for them to be able to fulfil their role in promoting adult education, folk education and community development.