Edmund Rice Camp has been a source of joy for most kids from Ruben primary as they get to enjoy host of activities as well as a picnic. The just concluded camp that started from 26th to 29th of November attracted about 100 pupils from Ruben Primary and 30 Secondary School students who are former students of Ruben Primary.

The camp started with an orientation session on the 26th where all camp leaders comprising of secondary students were briefed on activities they will engage in as well as strategizing and planning for the camp. The two days of the camp were mostly about team building and leadership through different activities and games such as athletics, aerobics, ball games, singing games, crazy Olympics games, free play and host of other games. There were also mind blogging quizzes that tested on class work as well as general knowledge.

The third day the children went for a picnic at Rock City Gardens in Kiambu County. The essence of the picnic is to provide exposure to these children on a different setting away from the slum. It is also a way of encouraging hatching of big dreams beyond their slum orientation. The children enjoyed different games of international standards such as bumper/ race cars riding, flying chain, flying boat, motorbike riding, swimming and so on.

This camp is a worthy venture because it boosts the children’s confidence through their involvement in different activities, teaches them life skills, nurtures leadership skills, it serves as a mentorship program as well as creating a sense of belonging.

Thanks Edmund Rice Camp

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Ruben Centre is a faith-based organization striving for an empowered and just Mukuru community by providing quality education, health, financial and social services to children and families in Mukuru community. The Ruben Centre is a non-profit, charity organization run by the Christian Brothers African Province. It is one of eight Christian Brother’s project sites across Africa, and offers educational, health and community development programmes to the residents of one of the largest slums in Nairobi (known as both the Ruben Slum as well as Mukuru community).

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On the last days of the great festival Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts let him/ her come to me let them drink they who believe in me for within them rivers of living water will flow.”(John Ch. 7). This is A short gospel exerts from the Pentecost vigil celebrated recently and I dared believe for a fleeting moment that this was me.

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