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Background and history

The Nuru Africa inception dates back to the year 1993 under the tutelage of Rev. Stephen Ndungu, a pastor of FPFK Thogoto church and his wife Grace. The couple was moved with compassion after noticing a worrisome trend and phenomenon of an ever increasing influx of street children in Dagoretti market and its environs due to increased school dropout rate in the area. Rev Stephen intervened through the children ministry of the church and together initiated a homegrown feeding programme and the provision of non formal education.  The initial activities implemented were mainly curative in nature and aimed at transforming the lives of the children on the street.

Among the key activities carried out were the provision of basic needs, health care services, education and training among other rehabilitative services. Over the years, Nuru Africa was able to bring others on board and with support they initiated a children’s home and a training centre and it has continued to be dynamic in its programmes, geographical coverage and management of the institution. Programmes interventions are now both curative and preventative. Preventative activities aim at retaining children in their families and communities.

Nuru Africa is widely recognized for its advocacy work in the area and raising the profile of the vulnerable groupings issues in the hearts and minds of decision-makers, donors and volunteers.


A society in which all children and youth realize their full potential in communities that are respectful of people’s right and dignity.


Striving to achieve lasting improvement basic quality of life of vulnerable children and youth, marginalized poor communities through; capacity building, advocacy, access to basic education and skills training aimed at reducing poverty for the attainment of decent livelihoods.