The Cheery children education Centre was founded in 2009 and it’s situated in the heart of the Kibera slums in Nairobi Kenya. There are approx. 2.5 million slum dwellers in about 200 settlements in Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya, representing 60% of the Nairobi population, occupying about 6% of the land. Kibera houses almost 1 Million of these people, making it the biggest slum in Africa and one of the biggest in the world. The sole purpose of the Centre is to serve children from vulnerable families in Kenya especially those living in Kibera slum in Nairobi. It’s just not simply a Centre for those forgotten, orphaned, abused, abandoned and hungry children but a place where character is nurtured and hope given to these hopeless children. We espouse the fact that Education is the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another and it’s the focus of CCEC and it remains one of our goals to remain true to the fact that quality and affordable access to education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that the society owes to itself.
To transform the society through a holistic form of education involving spiritual, mental and physical, that will see the Centre growing into a sphere of hope to the hopeless.
To bring out the potential skills and knowledge in the young people, to be used in our country and the world at large. To quench the thirst for education in the children for a better tomorrow.
This goal will be supported by a focus on six key areas.
- Establish a well-equipped education centre with the relevant technology to promote a competitive edge in a fast paced globalizing world
- Enhanced Outreach, Evangelism and Discipleship to raise and nurture God fearing and responsible and well-rounded students
- Provide material and financial support to orphans and vulnerable children
- Provision of affordable quality education
- Skills training for children and the youth and promote enhanced organizational capacity, and building a strong financial resource base
- Establish a sustainable feeding program for the CCEC
In addition to the above objectives the CCEC will endeavor to help mature orphans to achieve self-reliance through vocational training, peer guidance and counseling. Organize and run monthly meetings for orphans from the instituted community groups within the slums, towards behavior change and empowerment through vocational training, conferences, target group picnics, rallies and other activities that would build the orphans spiritually and positively. This approach seeks to develop the young people spiritually, mentally, morally, physically and economically to ensure we bring out and maximize their potential within their current social-environment and beyond. And we believe that God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21:4-5
To quench the thirst for education in the children for a better tomorrow.