Mary Rice Centre (MRC) is a transitional centre providing services for children with special needs and their families from Nairobi’s Kibera slum. The Centre offers opportunities for education, training, social integration and rehabilitative care.
Children are supported to achieve independence with personal care and to acquire literacy, numeracy and communication skills. Where possible, the goal is to transition students into mainstream schooling or vocational education.
For the parents and guardians of children living with disability in an environment such as the Kibera slum, the challenges are enormous. MRC conducts workshops to assist caregivers to acquire the skills needed to care for their children. Training is also provided to enable parents to acquire income generating skills.
Mary Rice Centre staff play an important role in advocating and networking for the rights and dignity of marginalised children and people with disability.
Education for primary and secondary students
Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
Livelihoods training for parents
To learn more about the Mary Rice Centre, please visit https://maryricekenya.com/
Edmund Rice Centre Nairobi (ERCN) is a community-based organisation that provides educational, vocational and livelihood services to vulnerable communities living in the informal settlement of Kibera. ERFA has a proud history of supporting ERCN projects. In 2021, ERFA is supporting ERCN projects including Education for Children living with disabilities (formerly Mary Rice Centre) and an advocacy project designed to empower residents of the Kibera community.