Because Together We Can:
Defeat Poverty. Restore Dignity
Who We Are:
United Cultural Empowerment and Social Community Organization – Africa (UCESCO – Africa), is a Charitable NGO committed to supporting vulnerable women and children in marginalized communities in Africa. UCESCO – Africa supports vulnerable women, youth and children in marginalized communities in Africa. We do this via programs in:
- Education and talent development.
- Health and sanitation.
- Micro business support.
We do this through education, health care, and micro-business to emancipate families from poverty and empower them to take charge of their future.
UCESCO aims to build intercultural understanding through heritage protection and support for cultural diversity and human co-existence regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender
In Africa, poverty and lack of knowledge have rendered many families homeless and helpless- especially widows and women-led households. Most women are stripped off all their husband’s wealth the moment they are widowed.
Passionate about serving the less fortunate, especially the women, Mr.Kingsley raised $1 000 with the help of friends, well-wisher and others. With which he paid three month’s rent for a widow’s family, supplied food, clothes and also established a small(hotel) business. Three months later the hotel was thriving and the children had resumed school.
From this experience, Kingsley realized that his small gesture made a huge social and economic impact, not only for one family, but also trickling down to the community. For this reason, UCESCO Africa was born to empower vulnerable women and children living in slums and marginalized villages
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Our Actions Towards Sustainable Development Goals:
Form Women groups in slums and marginalised communities and empower them(e.g voluntary savings and loans, small businesses and group formulation
Bring together students, from over 80 countries, and leverage aspirations of the society’s development agenda.
We ensure utilization of locally available resources to achieve global standards and an industrialized economy.
1,354 girls receive education through our scholarship program.
Built two classrooms at Silver Springs Secondary School that are serving more than 180 vulnerable students.
Empowered 213 Kibera slum girls in sports (rugby, swimming and football)
Provided back to school provisions to more than 826 vulnerable girls in Kibera Slums, and full school uniform to more than 200.
695 women, who lacked basic literacy and numeracy skills, were enrolled in our Adult Literacy Program to provide them the necessary education and certifications required to move forward in the job market.
72 caregivers trained on parental role in Early Childhood Education.
Established three vocational training centers, serving 356 teen mums and young women for the girls and give them the opportunity to learn different skills.
1,724 children in Samburu, Kisii, Kibera and Mathare Slums, have directly benefitted from our food program to combat malnutrition – with through 2 meals daily.
1,566 participants reached with protection and education program interventions.
Set up three day-cares helping 320 babies of 2 – 6 years in Kibera and Mathare, previously lost in fire outbreaks across these communities .
More than 40,000 children in government schools also benefited from our feeding program.
179 children aged up to twelve months who received age appropriate immunization.
5,400 women provided access to antenatal check-ups.
340 expectant women offered and accepted counseling and testing for HIV and received test results.
10,625 vulnerable women and children in slums benefited from our free medical camps (primary health & preventative care, child immunizations, HIV care, family planning, dental screening, and child nutrition).
Supported 268 women self help groups in income generating projects.
7,609 women trained on entrepreneurship, qualified for voluntary savings and loans benefits, helped in businesses set up.
182 young women got jobs in partner organizations.
Five livelihood and resilience programmes implemented in Machakos, Samburu, Bungoma, Migori, Kisii, Mathare, Kayole and Kibera Slums that has touched 1800 beneficiaries.
5,690 trees planted to improve the environment of the communities we are serving.
20 Water, sanitation, and hygiene community education campaigns in homes, schools and hospitals conducted, that has touched more than 15,500 lives.
Hand washing stations to 15 schools and public stations in Kibera, Kayole, Mukuru Kwa Njenga and Mathare to improve hygiene for 2,700 children.
720 teen mums participated in our monthly mentorship programs to learn about reproductive health, their bodies, their self-worth, finances, how to be independently successful, and good parental care.
Kyle, one of the beneficiaries of the School
“Now the School has 3 new classes which are almost complete. It is my hope that the Kitchen, latrines, and library will be improved with more comfortable desks, studying areas, playground, and more books for revision.”
A beneficiary recounts
“When GEM Wellington School family from United Arab Emirate (UAE) visited us, it was unfortunate that they witnessed the bad state our school was in, despite our tireless efforts to make it as presentable as possible”