In Africa, ERFA supports the following Programs and Projects
Ruben Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
The Ruben Centre operates programs providing health, education, advocacy and social and economic empowerment services in the heart of the Mukuru slum which is home to about 700,000 people living in extreme poverty.
Mary Rice Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
In an area of extreme poverty, the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Mary Rice Day Care Centre supports children with disabilities and their families.Read more ..
Br Beausang Catholic Education Centre, Embulbul, Kenya
The Br Beausang Catholic Education Centre (BBCEC) school welcomes students of all tribes, cultures and religions from neighbouring communities. Br Beausang school is at capacity with 770 students across primary and secondary classes. The school also has a unit for children with special needs. Most of the students are from poor and often displaced families and many are orphans.
We would like to thank the wonderful people at the ‘Project Kenya’ initiative for BBCEC in Embulbul, Nairobi who were most generous in their commitment to BBCEC.
ERFA contributed A$250,000 for BBCEC in 2018.
Education for Life, Eldoret, Kenya
Edmund Rice Eldoret Empowerment Program, Eldoret, Kenya
In western Kenya, the Edmund Rice Eldoret Empowerment Program (EREEP) supports women, children and youth from the Langas slum. This includes a livelihood program, advocacy and camps.
ERFA contributed $25,000 for EREEP in 2018.
Edmund Rice Camps Karibu, Nairobi, Kenya
The Edmund Rice Karibu Group conducts advocacy and 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.
ERFA contributed $20,000 for Edmund Rice Camps Karibu in 2018.Visit website ..
Edmund Rice Advocacy Network (ERAN), Nairobi, Kenya
Star Support Group – Yambio, South Sudan
STAR Support Group is one of very few providers of services for people in Yambio area living with HIV/AIDS, a huge problem in the aftermath of the civil war and estimated to be about 15% of the population of Western Equatorial State.
ERFA contributed $70,000 for Star Support Group in 2018.
Edmund Rice Sinon Secondary School – Arusha
Edmund Rice Sinon Secondary School (ERSSS) is a Catholic school for around 1,350 young men and women and is managed by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, East Africa District, for the Archdiocese of Arusha. The school is situated at Sinon near a slum on the outskirts of Arusha, about 7 km from the city centre.
Arusha is one of the fastest growing urban centres in Tanzania with a population of about 520,000. It is the hub of the Northern Tanzania tourism circuit and a centre of agricultural and horticultural activity.