Nuru Centre

February 17, 2020March 25, 2020

Nuru Centre

Nuru Centre

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 Pastor Steve

Pastor Steve

The name Nuru means Light in Swahili

“No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people’s eyes, to reveal the marvels around.”  ~ Paulo Coelho

Background:

For the past 20 years, the people of Nuru Centre have worked with the children, youth and parents in Mathare, one of the oldest and worst slums in Africa. They persevere with hope for a better life in spite of the conditions around them.
Our dream is for Nuru Centre to become a multi-level community center housing a church, school and training center, and a community restaurant. Our goal is to help 500 young people rise above the horrific poverty that surrounds them. {learn more link here}
The Nuru Centre will be a bright contrast to the current conditions of Mathare. Located three miles from the center of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, Mathare is home to 700,000 people, crowded into two square miles.
Among these congested living spaces, families of four share a ten-by-ten foot home, cobbled together from sheet metal, scrap wood and mud. They have no source of clean water, streets that are really open sewers, and roads that do not allow fire or police vehicles to enter. They lack adequate food, shelter and healthcare; disease and lawlessness are rampant.
Your gift can help the Nuru Centre give orphaned and the poorest of poor children welcoming, safe classrooms, nutritious meals, life skills, and a vision for a better life.
Your gift of $125 per month or $1500 per year will support one young person at the Nuru Centre. And, these young people hold the potential to be leaders                                                                                                                                                                                            that can bring a new future to Mathare.