It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to our website.We hope that it will be informative and help you understand the various challenges facing people living in informal settlements in Kenya.
To reach out to communities in poor circumstances;provide,spiritual, educational and physical support to the associated children so as to help them become responsible and empowered adults for the glory of God.
Our Vision is to have a responsible community empowered for the Glory of God. We believe that through the robust programs and proper mentorship undertaken,this can be achieved.
MCO is a grassroot interdenominational community development initiative dedicated to improving the lives of the disenfranchised children and their families in Mathare Valley slum.It started off in 1994 as a feeding programme where children were fed on a cup of porridge a day following increased malnutrition and related diseases among the children
Started in 1997 with an objective to cater for orphans and the vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS.At that time there were only 6 children but the number has steadily grown to over 100 children from the age of 4years upwards.While in the home,the children enjoy a well balanced diet(3 meals a day),shelter,education and every child has their own
Mathare Outreach is committed to coming alongside at-risk young people who mostlty come from slum communities in Nairobi, Kenya. These young people have been through so much in life yet they have resolved to trust God with all their life and aspire to gain necessary skills that would allow them to be productive christian citizens.
Children are fed on a balnced diet of two meals each day.This is to eliviate malnutrition.
Several chidren are sponsored in public secondary schools and primary schools.
We train parents in tailoring and dress-making aand offer vocational training for youth
The children are rehabilitated from the traumatised life into family life of the home
A team of dedicated and qualified teachers help in the provision of education to the children.
The project runs a home for orphans and provides for their basic needs
1.To evangelize and disciple communities and nurture members to grow to mature in the faith.
2.To mentor, coach, and nature the leadership ability of children in the target communities while providing them with opportunity to pursue education.
3.To raise the standard of health, education, and spiritual development in the target communities.
4.To facilitate establishment and support community welfare and social activities, self help projects, development projects and income generating projects.
5.To work with communities in creating and maintaining harmonious relationships, nurture a spirit of togetherness, encourage collaboration, and support them in matters pertaining to the community development
6.To support vulnerable members of the community such as orphans, widows, and the destitute through interventions that respond to their spiritual, social and economic development.
• Compassion: We extend Christian sympathy to the oppressed based on kindness, patience, and love for our neighbours/mankind (like Christ) – Colossians 3:12-14.
• Integrity: We talk and do things right with thanks – Colossians 3:17
• Persistence: We have the will and commitment to keep going no matter what happens always full of joy – Colossians 1:11
• Excellence: We work with diligence and the high quality of our work portrays our Christian testimony.
P.O Box 71389-00622,Juja road,Nairobi Kenya.
Telephone: +254-722-750-084,+254-722 -869-575,+254-736-665-183,+254-722-869-575
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Physical Location: Outreach Community Church, Juja road Opposite Moi Air-Base,Mathare Valley No. 10.
Mathare slums is a valley that spreads 3km by 500M in area with a population of 500,000 people.
Many here live on less than half a dollar day.Unemployment is at its peak resulting to extreme poverty,prostitution,High HIV/AIDS prevalence and crime -
The programs were hence started to help elliviate poverty levels by imparting knowledge to children and life skills to the adults -