Location

Nairobi, Kenya

Impact

41,886 people

2020 Funding

$558,750

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.

Program focus

Education for ECDE,

primary, secondary and tertiary students

Training for parents on child-rights and protection

for ECDE and primary students

Health care,

maternal and child health, laboratory services, nutrition, dental health and public health education

Vocational training

and work placements together with human rights training

Human rights advocacy

including Ruben FM community radio, community events and campaigns

Staff capacity building training

including financial management, health emergency rapid response and special needs education

To learn more about Ruben Centre, please visit https://www.rubencentre.org/

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Best Foot Forward 2021

We’re asking for your help so that SHE can put HER best foot forward.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women and girls has intensified.

The opportunity to gain education and skills is the key to HER long-term empowerment.

Our goal is to raise $150,000 in 24 hours on the 12th November 2021, so that disadvantaged women and girls can have access to opportunity through education.

Learn more by visiting www.bestfootforward.org.au