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

MUSIC, DRAMA/ THEATER AND ARTS

In January 2004, Kibera Reformation and Transformation Center started a Music Group under the leadership of Edward Wafula. Music and Drama has become one of KRTC’s major programs. In our pursuit to rehabilitate children, most of whom were without direction, KRTC saw music as an opportunity that would bring many children and young people together. The Music Group has been inviting more talented musicians to come and train other upcoming musicians among KRTC members. In most cases our leaders would give small gifts to the most deserving performers. This helped to motivate the children and youth to perform better and also to work hard. After many years of training some of KRTC’s musicians became more qualified, this now gave them more skills and talent that helped them to start training others. Members of the Music Group (about 25 in total) meet during the week and are trained by experienced group members and instructors affiliated with KRTC. Music and drama performances usually take place on Sundays in the meeting hall and are open to the wider community. KRTC has raised successful musicians, who are regularly broadcast by the media and perform in national and regional concerts. The Music Group normally gets invitations by NGO’s and Co-operate Organizations to perform during national events and in awareness creation campaigns on various important social issues (such as HIV and Aids, Malaria, TB and insuch recent case as of COVID-19 pandemic). KRTC music group has been able to raise some successful musicians as for example:

  • TK missionary group
  • Mc don foundation
  • Jakababa Movers and Muscas Clan among others

Main activities in our music, drama and art group;

  • Organize concerts where youth are arrayed through various activities to determine their talents.
  • Organize music trainings, teaching and coaching of upcoming musicians. This creates a good avenue for talent search. The meetings are held in a community hall.
  • Music group members are usually invited to offer entertainment by performing in public rallies and other events gatherings.
  • Entertainment during public awareness creation campaigns
  • School outreach programs
  • Singing in choir and church service
  • Music production
  • Social media entertainment
  • Educating fellow youth on matters peer pressure and also conducting awareness campaigns among the youth on COVID-19 protocol.

KRTC also runs photograhy and an arts classes conducted in the evening of every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The classes are hold 18 students per sitting and targets those in the age group of 10-16 years.

Benefits to the society;

  • our music groups creates joy to our members and the community through entertainment
  • our music group is helping young people to be busy and avoid idleness and indulging in crime
  • the group is helping in bringing young people together for counseling and training
  • our music group has helped to raise successful musicians who are earning through music
  • our music and drama team is helping both to identify and nature talent in our community

KRTC continues to use the limited resources at its disposal to ensure that the beneficiaries receive personal support towards, rent, food and clothing, besides music/video recording, production and promotion. Our support is however constrained by our limited resources. KRTC lacks enough equipment such as Key Board, Amplifiers, Microphones, Acting Kits, (for the drama group) and guitars in order to offer adequate and required support to the beneficiaries. We believe we will be able to benefit greatly from use of your experience and connections in creating new opportunities and avenues to help enhance and develop this program to cover the growing demand. We are therefore looking for partnerships and financial support from well-wishers, NGOs and private companies, both Kenyan and international, to support our deserving members. For additional information on these programs please visit our Facebook page, through krtcentre.org or contact us through the following;

Email: krtccentre@yahoo.com.

Edward Wafula. mobile number: +254 0740 567 183

Isaac Lumwachi. mobile number: +254 0720 461 606