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We are running a children's home in the slum of Kibera. Currently we are provideing a home for 26 kids. Kibera Pride facilitates other projects for both the youth and adults designed to empower them to live well and reach their potential.
These services include:
  • Provide foster and home care for the most vulnerable children.
  • To provide bursaries, pay schools and provide other relevant education materials.
  • To provide basic needs, food, clothing and shelter to vulnerable children.
  • Establish schools to cater for the education of the vulnerable children.
  • Facilitate and manage sponsorship and scholarship opportunity for the most vulnerable ones.
  • Social education, guidance and counseling
  • Empowering women in the Kibera community with a our bi-weekly meetings designed to increase their financial stability.
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Kibera Pride is a non-profit, registered NGO with a mandate to provide foster/home care for the most vulnerable children of Kibera and to provide and facilitate social services and community development within the region. Our organization is located in the Kibera SLUM on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.
The organization's services are open to all, regardless of gender, religion, tribe or race as long as they are among the most vulnerable in the society. Kibera Pride is focusing on providing education, food, shelter, clothing and other personal needs to the less privileged children.

 

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For us, the best result for the children we serve is for them to be at home with thier parents. When the parents are able to assist with their children's financial needs it makes our work much easier. Our approach to helping the children also demands we look upon the entire family life and work to try to make the whole picture a positive one.
We have a parent program whereby we empower them in the value of their children and how they can utilize their resources around them. This program occurs every 2nd and last Saturday of the month. We have established a savings account. Each family brings 200 shillings per month, and many actually bring more. With the 200 shillings we lend if they are faced with a minor problem and they return it with 10% interest. It is a Co-op system and since we started doing this it has created a good deal of self-reliance and differed the burden from our organization as we had to often intervene.
We also use the time to discuses with them concerning their families and the challenges all our facing. It is a time to gather and console and comfort and even rejoice for one another. The building of the Kibera community is one of our objectives and it is accomplished in powerful ways in this activity.
Many are so happy. Currently we have 28 parents committed in this initiative.

 

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IRENE KASANDI - CEO/Director/Cofounder -
Irene has lived in Kibera since she was two. She has an intimate knowledge of what is needed and how best to facilitate delivery of both services and material. Irene completed her undergraduate work and is certified Social Worker with a degree from the Kenya institute of Social Work and Community Development.
CEO/Director/Cofounder - Kibera Pride
October 6th, 2012 to present
• Provide leadership and vision
• Manage all the day-to-day operations of a full-time orphanage (26 children)
• Oversee the sponsorship program and manage the educational needs of 70 plus children
• Home visits and community assessment
• Manage all NGO, Government and Children's Welfare Office requirements and standards.
• Assist in fund-raising activities
Sister with the Missionaries of Charity - Sisters of Mother Teresa - Kibera
May 2007 – August 2009
• In-charge of the crippled children
• Teaching in the slum school
• Teaching catechism lessons in the parish on Sundays and Saturdays
Volunteer with Missionaries of Charity Brothers of Mother Teresa - Kibera
1995 - Present
• Visiting poor people in the slum
• Giving life skill education to the girls in their school in the slum
• Visiting mental patients in the hospital every Thursday
• Feeding the mentally retarded patients at the New Life Home
• Counseling the glue boys on who attend the “street boys program”
DANIEL BREVICK - Vice Chair/Cofounder - Kibera Pride
Daniel is a Peacemaker, Filmmaker and Creative Director driven by a call to fairness and equity in the spirit of brotherhood /sisterhood amongst all people. Daniel has been working in Kenya and Somalia since 2009, assisting various organizations in several different slums.
Vice Chair/Cofounder - Kibera Pride
October 6th, 2012 to present
• Provide leadership and vision
• All design and marketing
• Project concepting and execution
• Financial support
• Fundraising
CEO/Cofounder - Kibera Pride USA, LLC
April 2016 - Present
• USA Fundraising arm of Kibera Pride
Peacemaker and Cofounder - Somali Institute for Peace Research
January, 2010 - Present
Creative Director - Mayo Clinic
September 1997 to present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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