The Resource Center
We nurture talents and promote good sportsmanship
The growth and development of children into adulthood is a journey of mind ,body and spirit . Raising a generation of youth is a core element of CBCK. It is necessary to grow youth who can think critically, generate solutions to problems, and creatively sustain living in a continuously changing world. Children are shaped into young adults and finally the young adults can grow to be impactful leaders of society.
CBCK’s youth face various challenges from childhood and it is particularly hard for those who live in dire circumstances. CBCK continues to implement sustainable programs that provide hope to populations in Kibra community and other places in need.
The community resource center is located in between Langata and Kibra constituency in Mugumoini ward. The center offers support services to the children, young men and women. The Resource Centre ensures that CBCK continues to offer discipleship and mentorship programs for vulnerable groups even during the school calendar.
A vision of faith, hope and opportunity for Kibra and other slums where CBCK has its programs and activities.
To nurture Christian leaders with skills and knowledge that will positively impact and improve the living conditions in Kibra and other slums and encourage them to become wealth creators and policy makers.
Programs and Activities
The Library has books based on the new curriculum for studies, homework and research. Most of the schools around the center do not have enough books for their pupils and students, hence they are forced to share. This affects their learning. The Library has different sections for reading and a computer area for reference and research.
The Library is open on weekdays from 8am- 6pm and on Saturdays from 8am-5pm.
b) Sports and Recreation
The center has two sports facilities that have been set up to nurture talents and promote physical growth of children. A basketball court is available to facilitate games with the hope of building a local basketball team and league. A children’s playing park is available to facilitate a loving, caring and fun filled environment.
C) Community Hall
A space to facilitate peaceful co-existence in the community where meetings and discussions can be held. The community Center Hall is used for community engagements and talent development. The center occasionally hosts fine arts exhibition, as well as promote opportunities for digital storytelling like films, photography and photo voice to engage the community in discussions. Young people who have taken courses in photography and film making who cannot be absorbed in the job market have a space to improve their craft. The community center gives them a platform.This space is also used to nurture various talents like instrument playing, acting and singing.
d) Children's office
This office documents and responds to reported cases of child abuse and neglect. The reported cases are investigated with the relevant government agencies with an aim of facilitating victim support. The office also has a trained counselor to offer psycho-social support.
e) Gender Based Violence Office
This office documents and responds to cases of Gender based violence and abuse with the aim of getting help for the victims. The reported cases are investigated and forwarded to the relevant Government agencies for action.
f) Community Garden
The centre has a kitchen garden used to grow vegetables for its feeding programs. Different plants are also planted in this space for educational purposes and small animals like rabbits, and birds are kept for food and therapy. The schools nearby use the center to teach their pupils and students about agriculture and to have a hand on approach to farming.
g) Education Support Programs
The resource center is located in an area that borders Langata and Kibra constituency. There exist about thirteen informal schools in the community center’s environs. Many school going children in Kibra survive on only one meal a day.
CBCK has adopted St. John community school to provide meals to all the 400 children and 13 teachers in the school calendar.Many pupils and students only have a meal a day and have to walk quite a distance to get to school thus, affecting their concentration and learning in school. CBCK ensures that they have at least a meal a day at the center during their lunch break.
h) Youth mentorship and Discipleship programs
The center hosts averagely 400 children, young men and women for one week of mentorship and discipleship camps. The camp is a place where the children can explore and experience their childhood in a safe environment. The activities include Bible study, Discipleship and mentorship, Career guidance, Sports clinic and a Feeding program.