ABOUT US

UCESCO Africa is a charity Non-Governmental Organization, committed to support vulnerable women and children through education, health and micro-business boost to lift their families from poverty; and empower them to take charge of their own future. Families and individuals within these communities, desire change; they long for adequate food, good health, education, and, secure life. They feel hopeless in their current situation, but lack the knowledge and resources to change. They deserve to live a life free from poverty.

UCESCO believes that when women have control over their assets and income, they reinvest in their families and communities. They are therefore able to provide basic necessities like more nutritious food, education for their children, and access to better health care. That’s why we invest in women and female business owners, equipping them with the tools and expertise they need to make their talents/Skills/businesses thrive and grow.

WHAT WE DO

1. Slums & Rural Women Economic Empowerment
2. Free health care
3. Early Childhood Development
4. Education
5. Sports and Social Engagements

mission

To support vulnerable women and children through education, health and micro-business boost to lift their families from poverty; and empower them to take charge of their own future.

vision

To build a path to sustainable growth for vulnerable populations

THE BIRTH OF UCESCO

Kingsley Nyandika Kipros founded UCESCO Africa in 2010 in Rwanda, Gisagara District, in the Southern Province. A former English student at the National University of Rwanda, Miss Umutoniwase would recognize and invite him to visit her family; that was then being accommodated by her mother’s friend in a too small to be shared mud house. Her father had passed on, after which their in-laws had evicted them leaving them internally displaced. In Africa, poverty and a lack of knowledge have rendered most families homeless and helpless especially Widows and women-led households. Most women are stripped off all their husband’s wealth the moment they are departed; as was the case for Umutoniwase’s mother, with 5 children to cater for.

Passionate about serving the less fortunate especially the women, Mr. Kingsley was able to raise $1000 US Dollars with the help of friends and other contacts of goodwill. This he used to rent Umutoniwase’s family a better house for 3 months, bought them food and clothes and established a small hotel business to sustain them henceforth. 3 months later, Umutoniwases’s business was thriving, and her siblings had resumed school.

From the experience, Kingsley would realize that what he had considered a small gesture had made such a huge social and economic impact not only for one family, but the effect was rippling down to the community. It was for this reason that the idea of establishing an organization that would empower vulnerable women and children living in slums  and Marginalized villages was born, later becoming what is today known as UCESCO Africa.

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UCESCO AFRICA ADVISORY COUNCIL

AMANDA WELSH

Reno, Nevada

Literacy Champion Harvard University Northeastern University Reno, Nevada

RUWAYDAH ABDULRAHMAN

Nairobi, Kenya

Philanthropy, fundraising, Not-for-profit Management Event management, strategic management

FURRAH LOUISE

UAE

Educationist

JONATHAN MICHAEL

United Kingdom

Educationist

MERCH MBOCHU

Nairobi, Kenya

Management Consultant

RAYMOND GUTT

Spring Hill, Florida

Research Manager at the Nielsen Company

SCOTT FRASARD, PHD

Texas, USA

President/ CEO Frasard Consulting

MEERA BADIANI

London

JOSEPHINE WAWIRA

Nairobi, Kenya

A communications officer with experience in broadcast media and public relations

ALAN JEFF SCHMIDT

Los Angeles

University Health System Behavioral Health

NELLY ARIWI

Nairobi, Kenya

A Lawyer of keen interest and training in medical negligence claims, employment and labour laws and commercial law.