Who We Are

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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Directors Corner


Ruben Centre was up to its tricks on Thursday 18th January. A Centre with a vision and mission for a just and empowered Mukuru community.  I had been away in Australia for two months for a holiday and to also network with donors and friends of the Centre.  Often any holiday I have can be rushed, leaving  me returning with the sense that I still have unfinished business but not this time. I actually found myself looking forward to returning to Ruben Centre.But however true that may have been, it was not the amorphous Centre that was creating this gravitational pull, rather the community that is the Centre. Staff, friends, volunteers, children in their thousands and of course the sick and down and outs who long for something better are all dear to me and who value my five shillings worth of presence.

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