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Africa

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.


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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.

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Visit from Australian students

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.


EFL Support Group in session

Education for Life, Eldoret, Kenya

ERFA supports the Education for Life (EFL) project in Eldoret, Kenya. The EFL project supports sufferers and affected families living with HIV/AIDS in the slum areas. The project provides education, support and small interest-free loans through a microfinance scheme. The scheme assists families with sustainable income generating activities such as tailoring, production of cultural artefacts, poultry farming and market gardening.
Key supporters towards Education for Life include Zimele, who work in partnership with ERFA to provide education and assist in the provision of basic health needs to the community.
ERFA contributed $94,000 for EFL in 2018.

ERC Eldoret, Camp leaders teaching a game to the kids

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

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.

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August Camp Church on the Rock

Edmund Rice Advocacy Network (ERAN), Nairobi, Kenya

ERAN provides training and workshops for parents, teachers, care givers, children and youth with respect to children’s rights, psychosocial support, peace building and environmental conservation initiatives. The program produces outcomes of positive behaviour change, increased self-esteem and improved capacity to manage stress and resolve conflict.
ERFA contributed $35,000 for ERAN in 2018.

Star Support Group – Yambio, South Sudan

Support Group

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

Senior Students

Senior Students

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.

 

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