Ruben Centre is located in the heart of the Mukuru slum, estimated to be home to around 700,000 people living in extreme poverty in a harsh environment. Very few homes have electricity and up to 20 families might share a communal water tap and toilet latrine. Poor living conditions contribute to higher mortality.
The community based organisation, Ruben Centre, is committed to empowering the people of Mukuru community through provision of integrated services such as education, health, economic opportunities and social empowerment to ensure that many of the very marginalized and vulnerable people lead a dignified life. Above all, the development goals of Ruben Centre are informed by the real needs of the people.
primary, secondary and tertiary students
for ECDE and primary students
maternal and child health, laboratory services, nutrition, dental health and public health education
and work placements together with human rights training
including events, campaigns and media coverage