Nuru Centre

Nuru Centre

Nuru Centre

 Pastor Steve

Pastor Steve

Why bring Nuru of hope to Mathare: 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


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.

$10 will care for a nutritious breakfast for one student for a month.

$20 will keep four girls in school by providing sanitary towels for a term (semester).

$25 provides school supplies including pencils, notebooks, and sanitary towels to a girl per term (semester)

$30 enables a student to receive after-school tutoring for a month.

$50 will provide a student with required school uniform, socks, shoes, and undergarments. .

$55 will provide textbooks for an elementary school student for a year.

$100 provides healthcare and psychosocial therapy for 10 students for one month.

$125 will support a child at Nuru Center with clean water, food, and healthcare for 3 months.

$400 will provide safe and secure housing for one student for a year during school holiday.

$500 supports one month of 25 students group after-school tutoring.

To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.
P.T. Barnum