ABOUT US

United Cultural Empowerment and Social Community Organization – Africa (UCESCO – Africa), founded by Kingsley Nyandika Kipros in 2010 in Rwanda, is a Charitable NGO committed to supporting vulnerable women and children in marginalized communities in Kenya.

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. 

WHAT WE DO

We focus on initiating and implementing projects that contribute to poverty alleviation in the community.
1. Slums and Rural Women Economic Empowerment
2. Provide free Health Care
3. Sanitation and Water Safety Programs
4. Early Childhood Development
5. Education and Talent Development
6. 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

Creating sustainable growth for diverse vulnerable populations.

THE BIRTH OF UCESCO

As an English student in Rwanda, Kingsley Nyandika Kipros was recognized by Miss Umutoniwase forhis selfless giving and invited him to visit her family in her mother’s tiny mud house. Her mother had been widowed and forcefully evicted by her in-laws leaving her and her five children internally displaced. 

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 as was the case for Umutoniwase’s mother.

Passionate about serving the less fortunate, especially the women, Mr. Kingsley raised $1000 with the help of friends, well-wishers and others. With which he paid three month’s rent for Umutoniwase’s family, supplied food, clothes and also established a small (hotel) business for her mom. Three months later the hotel was thriving and Umutoniwase, together with her siblings, 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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UCESCO AFRICA ADVISORY COUNCIL

JOSEPHINE WAWIRA

A communications officer with experience in broadcast media and public relations (Nairobi, Kenya).

NELLY ARIWI

A lawyer trained in medical negligence claims, employment labour laws, and commercial law (Nairobi, Kenya).

JONATHAN MICHAEL

Jonathan is an educationist based in the United Kingdom.