The Edmund Rice Camps Eldoret program for children and youth continued to flourish in 2016. These camps are inclusive across religious and ethnic groups and provide opportunities for engagement in recreational activities, to develop skills, positive attitudes, social relationships and a sense of belonging.
The Edmund Rice Karibu Group conducts full day and half day camps for children living in the Kibera slum. The children come mainly from 8 informal primary schools in Kibera. The programs are conducted by young adults also mainly from Kibera. Around 3 full day and 3 half day programs are run per quarter. In all, around 1,000 children participate across the year with some attending multiple programs.
The program provides young adult leaders, usually local tertiary students, with opportunities to develop leadership skills. An annual family camp for children and parents was introduced in 2016.
ERFA contributed funding for 2017 for Edmund Rice Camps Karibu is $14,500.