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

WHAT WE DO

FEEDING PROGRAMS

Feeding program through which the organization makes routine visits to the street children every Wednesday and Sunday and serves them meals. During this process, sanitization and hygiene activities are conducted in which water, soap and cleaning equipment is provided to the children under supervision of the project staff. At the end of such activities, social support and counseling (an activity very crucial and important for the success of the program) is conducted to the children during which the children are made aware of the dangers of drug abuse (such as smoking, sniffing gum) and giving them hope in their future lives. Making them realize that they belong to the society and have same and equal rights just like any other citizen.

TALENT SEARCH PROGRAMS

KRTC runs talent search programs through organizing exhibitions, sports and exhibition and concerts. We organize friendly games between our teams and outside teams. Our teams (Mbotela KRTC, Golden Boys and Young KRTC) through the help of volunteer coaches participate in County Leagues and Interbase League in Nairobi. In these we have been able to recognize, tap and harness valuable talents in these children and some are poised to be future stars.

SUPPORTING STREET CHILDREN

KRTC started a program in 2019 to rehabilitate about 30 street children from the streets of Nairobi. Our program focuses on popular activities like football, and counseling, personal hygiene, and providing supplies. Our goal is to better their life and in the long-term re-integrate them with their families and home communities, attach them to NGOs with means to provide them with fully adequate support, and enable them to earn an income.

MUSIC, DRAMA/ THEATER AND ARTS​

The group members – about 20 in total – meet during the week and are trained by experienced instructors affiliated with KRTC. Music and drama performances usually take place on Sundays in the meeting hall and are open to the wider community. We have also raised 8 successful musicians, who are regularly broadcast by the media and perform in national and regional concerts. The theatre group performs regularly during national events.

SPORTING ACTIVITIES

Football remains KRTC’s core activity; our teams are popularly known as the Golden Boys and the Golden Girls. They involve about 100 youth, who train every evening after school and enjoy a joint supper before going home.

Our senior team has grown into a successful team in Nairobi and participates in the nationwide inter-county league. It has produced several players who are now playing in National Division1 clubs, while about 30 players have received sponsorship from government schools to complete secondary school education.

SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSESS​

KRTC opened its first business – a video show – in mid-2013 and has since then added a range of small businesses to its portfolio, including restaurants/ bakery, beauty salons, clothes shops, video shows, water supply, laundry, cyber café and motorcycle repair and spare shop which together provide sustained employment and income for about 25 members. KRTC’s standing business committee identifies new innovative business opportunities and training for members. In 2014, KRTC started farming in Northern Rift valley on a pilot basis, which it is gradually scaling-up and diversifying as major income-generating activity for members.

CHURCH MINISTRY

The group has a Church Ministry which takes place
every Sunday to promote the Gospel of God to the
members and the wider community and build a value
system through spiritual nourishment. We also offer
counseling and rehabilitation to members and families
of the wider community.


FEEDING PROGRAM

The group has a  feeding program. Young Adults attending our facilities often arrive with an empty stomach making it harder to focus on activities. Our feeding program provides meals after every activity  

 

WATER POINTS

During the onset of the Covid 19 Pandemic in Kenya KRTC supplied and installed various water points at strategic places to enable the people in our environ to battle Covid 19.