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Dedicated to the liberation of people and communities from poverty and injustice


The Edmund Rice Mission has been very active in Kenya since 1991. Through education and community development schools and projects are helping some of the most disadvantaged in Kenyan society. Kenya’s ethnic diversity has produced a vibrant culture but is also a source of conflict. Challenges include high unemployment, crime and poverty; most Kenyans live below the poverty level of $1 a day. Droughts frequently put millions of people at risk.

Population: 40 million
Life expectancy: 63.29 years
Infant mortality rate: 42.18 per 1000
Public Expenditure on health: 4.8% of GDP
HIV/AIDS: 1.5 million people, 6.3%
Public Expenditure on Education: 6.7% of GDP
% of children primary school age not in school: 16%
Primary to secondary transition rate: 70%

Edmund Rice Catholic Education Centre

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Education
Edmund Rice Catholic Education Centre provides education for the young men and women from the Embulbul area of Kenya. It is an inclusive co-educational not for profit day school, owned by the Diocese of Ngong and...
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Edmund Rice Advocacy Network

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
Edmund Rice Advocacy Network (ERAN) is a faith based organisation that was established in 2008 in East Africa. The Organization was founded in 2008 following a congregational chapter held in Munar, India in 2006 that recommended...
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In Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Nairobi, Kenya, Youth Ambassadors take part in a Youth for Peace soccer tournament organised by the Edmund Rice Advocacy Network
Camp leaders and participants enjoying the Edmund Rice Karibu half-day camp, August 2017

Edmund Rice Karibu Camps

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Community Engagement
The Edmund Rice Karibu Group was formed in a bid to intervene, to restore hope, and to share God’s love with the marginalised especially those who reside in Kibera, Africa’s biggest slum, home to more...
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Education for Life

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Community Engagement
Since 1999, the Education for Life (EFL) programme has been operating in Eldoret, the fifth largest and fastest-growing area of Kenya. It was founded in 1994 by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa, and the Brothers...
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Members of the community income-generation and micro-finance projects at Education for Life

Mary Rice Centre

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Education
The Mary Rice Day Care Centre supports children with physical and intellectual disabilities from the Kibera slum, which is located approximately 5km from central Nairobi. Kibera has been described as one of the most crowded places...
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Ruben Centre

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Community Engagement Education
Ruben Centre is a non-profit, 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 the area. Ruben Primary School, run in...
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Maternal Child Health Support Programme, Ruben Centre

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Community Engagement
The Ruben Health Clinic was first established in a simple tin shed in 1992. With a staff of 30 professionals and volunteers, the Ruben Centre Health Clinic offers curative, promotive, preventative and rehabilitative services to...
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Edmund Rice Development is a registered company limited by guarantee. Registered in Ireland, Registered Charity Number: 20071004, Company Number: 463400, Revenue Charitable Tax Exemption Number: CHY18492, Registered Address: 23 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, D02 AR55.

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