True Spirit of Servant-Hood Saturday, 09 September 2017 21:19
Being at the Ruben Centre is puts a lot into perspective. The steadfast optimism of the people of Mukuru, despite the relentless adversity they face daily, is what makes Ruben such a beacon of hope in an at-times bleak and heartbreaking environment.
Oasis of Hope for Children with Special Needs-Miss Holly Jarret Saturday, 09 September 2017 21:20
Ms. Holly Jarret- Oasis of Hope for Children with Special Needs
My name is Holly and I am from Vancouver, Canada. Back in Vancouver, I was working as an Aboriginal Supported Child Development Worker. My second job was as a Program Assistant for a company working with individuals who are...
My time in Ruben Centre Sunday, 10 September 2017 20:05
I spent 3 weeks in Nairobi, Kenya volunteering at the Ruben Centre. Admittedly I had tried to expect the worst, having never been to Africa, I was not sure what to expect but knew that life would be harsh and resources be minimal. And this was in many cases how things turned...
Dedicated RISE Team of Teachers Sunday, 10 September 2017 20:06
Dedicated RISE Team of Teachers Heather Henderson
Six months have passed very quickly since my arrival. It seems like a lifetime ago that I walked into the Ruben Centre oasis to be welcomed into the Ruben family, where I have been looked after just as my own family at home in Australia would...
MY EXPERIENCE AT RUBEN -BEV WATKINSON Wednesday, 01 November 2017 09:42
BEV WATKINSON-PALMS VOLUNTEER
A year has passed, and it just seems like yesterday since I ventured on my journey of living and volunteering in the Mukuru slum. But rather than a single journey, each day here is a journey in itself, filled with happenings, stimulation and adventures.
YOU WOUN'T BE DISAPPOINTED VISITING RUBEN CENTRE - AIDAN LONG Saturday, 02 December 2017 14:34
Aidan Long With Kelvin and Maureen from Sports team
Arriving at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya, the Mukuru Slums and the Ruben Centre was the beginning of a whirlwind, heartwarming and enriching personal journey that will never be forgotten.Upon arrival the only presumption I made...
IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS WE DO THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE-FRANCESCA HICKMAN Saturday, 02 December 2017 14:57
Francesca doing beadwork with thw Special Unit Children
It’s hard to put my experience of being at Ruben Centre into words, as it has been eye opening and heart-warming in so many ways. Despite the many challenges that the people of Mukuru face, I still can’t explain how the children and...
A CHANCE FOR PERSONAL GROWTH- LIAM GALLAGHER Saturday, 02 December 2017 15:17
Liam at the International Trade Fair
After four months at the Christian Brothers’ school in Arusha, I spent the final month of my time in East Africa at the Ruben Centre, working mainly in the Primary School. I was working with several teachers to help implement an IT program in the school...