Kibera Reformation and Transformation Centre

KIBERA REFORMATION AND TRANSFORMATION CENTRE

ABOUT US

A group of concerned youth established the Kibera Reformation and Transformation Centre (KRTC) in 2003 as a community-based organization (CBO) in Nairobi’s Kibera slums. The founding members wanted to help needy children growing up in an environment of extreme poverty and constant threat of malnutrition, disease, violence, crime, and drug abuse.

OPEN HEARTS
OPEN MINDS
OPEN DOORS

 
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OUR ACTIVITIES

We support primary school education to provide students with the necessary resources and tools for a successful learning experience. We offer academic resources and extracurricular activities for a well-rounded education. Investing in our youth’s education is key to building a strong future. We take pride in our commitment to primary education, making a positive impact on student’s lives for years to come.

We offer feeding programs to those experiencing hardship and aim to provide sufficient nutritional support to prevent hunger. Our focus is on supporting community members’ well-being and development while addressing food insecurity. We strive to create an inclusive environment free of judgment and stigma. If you or someone you know needs support, please reach out to us.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

At KRTC We support the community in various ways by offering cleaning services periodically in our community. Since every person is defined by community he or she belongs to.

SPORTING ACTIVITIES

The youths are supported in sporting activities like volleyball and football hence swaying them from crime

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Hey there, you awesome human! Did you know that KRTC loves to lend a helping hand to our community by occasionally busting out some cleaning skills? We understand that we’re all part of a bigger picture, and what better way to show love than helping out our fellow members? Let’s keep this world a better place by spreading kindness and giving back in whatever way possible. So, let’s get cleaning and make this community shine!

EDUCATION PROGRAM

KRTC helps students in Kenya. KRTC provides education support to help children go to school. They help students who do not have money to pay for their education. KRTC offers scholarships to these students. These scholarships help students pay for school fees, uniforms, and books. KRTC also offers mentorship programs for students. These mentoring programs help students build their confidence and improve their academic performance. Overall, KRTC aims to support education in Kenya by giving students the resources they need to succeed in their academic journey.

 

OUR IMPACT

Community Library

We are thrilled to welcome you to our community library! Our goal is to provide a fun and creative environment for anyone looking to learn. We offer awesome after-school programs, fascinating history lessons, and lightning-fast internet access to help you with your digital learning. Whether you’re young or old, we aim to inspire and spark your curiosity. Come visit us and see all the amazing resources we have to offer!

Education Success

Hi there! Kibera is a community where some families face financial hardships and struggle to support their loved ones, with some earning less than $1. Unfortunately, this means that some children have never been able to experience schooling. However, as community leaders, we’ve come together to make a difference and help out where we can! With great teamwork and effort, we managed to send 150 kids to school and give them the tools they need to learn. It was an amazing experience to see their joy and eagerness to learn, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our amazing community. We’re looking forward to helping more families in the future!

Sports Success

As a group of confident and dedicated individuals, we have taken on the exciting role of community champions. We recognized the potential within our community and knew that a football team would be the perfect outlet for talent and creativity to thrive. Our sporting activities have not only brought the community closer together, but we have also taken a bold stand against rising crime rates in our neighborhood. We are passionate about bringing an end to social issues such as drug addiction and teen pregnancy, and we are confident that by coming together, we can make a positive impact in our community. By providing a safe and welcoming environment where individuals can express themselves through sports, we are paving the way towards a brighter future. Our efforts have already made a noticeable difference, and we are confident that we can continue to bring about positive change.

We have started an initiative to rescue and rehabilitate street children. Our process includes providing guidance and counseling, drug rehabilitation, and food provision. Once we see positive changes, we either take them to a children’s home or return them to their homes.

“Our community has been enriched through the recent implementation of a garden project. This project serves multiple purposes, as it not only provides a recreational outdoor space for community members to gather and socialize, but it also serves as a safe haven in times of emergency. In the unfortunate event of a fire, our garden serves as a rescue zone where people can gather safely away from harm. It’s wonderful to see how our community has come together to make this project a reality, and we encourage everyone to visit and enjoy the beautiful greenery. Additionally, this project serves as a meeting point for community members to connect with one another. In summary, the garden project has been a tremendous benefit to our community by providing a space for recreation, emergency response, and connection.”

Sports activities play an integral role in fostering unity and growth within communities. Recognizing this, we took a step towards building a strong foundation for our community by initiating a new volleyball team exclusively for women. This decision stems from our belief that females should have ample opportunities to express themselves through sports and feel included in communal activities. The newly formed team has been met with enthusiasm and passion, with its members actively participating up to the highest national level. Through this venture, we aspire to cultivate an environment that fosters mutual respect and admiration for each other’s abilities and boosts the morale of those involved in our community. We look forward to watching our team continue to excel and become a source of inspiration and pride for everyone in our community.

As a supportive and caring organization, we take great pride in our efforts to help nurture the talents of young individuals within our community. In addition to providing opportunities for growth and development within various areas of interest, we also understand the importance of music ministry and its integral role in the creative arts. With this understanding, we have incorporated music ministry into our efforts to help young talents overcome financial constraints and provide proper support for the development of their vocal and instrumental skills. Through our music ministry program, we offer a wide range of resources and tools to help individuals achieve their full potential, including mentorship, training, and access to musical instruments and performance opportunities. We believe that every individual deserves the chance to pursue their passions and develop their talents, and we are committed to helping make this a reality for all those who participate in our program.

Our Success Statistics This Year
People Empowered This 2023 69%
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Volunteers 2023
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Children Empowered

Education Support

A survey in the community showed that majority of the youth interviewed values going to school to attain knowledge save for one barrier, Poverty and this incapacitates them (source: CMI Report: The Situation of Youth and Children in Kibera  2015: 3 Philista Onyango and Arne Tostense et al.) The desire to acquire knowledge is very evident among them. Most parents, due to the dire situations they find themselves in are unable to take their children to school and majority of those who do, only manage to send their children to the cheapest schools available and these generally being private schools which have mushroomed greatly in the communities. Many KRTC members have not been able to join secondary school or are dropping out early.

KRTC has acknowledged early on the importance of education for the life and self-esteem of our members and one of our main priorities since the group was formed in 2003 has been educational support for our members. Our main education program started in June 2007. The program is providing partial financial assistance to families and guardians whose means are not fully sufficient to ensure schooling of their dependents. In some cases, parents may for example be able to fully or partially cover school fees, but they may not be in a position to buy school uniforms or text books. In other cases, school books might be available, but guardians struggle to fully cover school fees. KRTC would then fill funding gaps and bring the child back to school.

 

Following discussions with parents and guardians about the needs of their children and means available to the families, our social workers select beneficiaries, and establish and fill funding gaps to bring the children back to school. Through this approach of topping up “means available to the families”, KTRC has been able to leverage our limited funding resources to enable a larger number of children to return to school, than would otherwise been feasible. This program started by supporting about 10 children, who over the years have doubled to stand at about 20 children. Integral parts of our education program besides providing financial means are supporting school admission of our protégés through our social workers; offering counseling and guidance to families, guardians and pupils; and monitoring results.

The KRTC education program is led by Stanley Obengo who is joined by Norah Kanini and lately by Joseph Esau. The needs and opportunities to provide more support for our youngest and most vulnerable members are vast. KRTC’s biggest constraints to scale up our education program are availability of financial means. We are therefore looking for further partnerships and financial support from well-wishers, NGOs and Companies, both Kenyan and international, to support our most vulnerable and talented members and better enable them to a fair start in their life.

For additional information and opportunities to support KRTC’s education program, please contact us through:

Email: krtccentre@yahoo.com.

Stanley Obengo. Tel: 0705585895

Isaac Lumwachi. Tel: 0720461606