Our Response: Vision, Mission,
Values & Strategic Goals
An empowered and just Mukuru community.
To offer quality education, health, financial and socio – economic services to children and families in Mukuru community.
In working towards the attainment of its vision through its mission, Ruben Centre is guided by the following core values:
- Faith in God
- Human dignity
- Team work
How We Work
Ruben Centre works in collaboration with donors and partners to achieve her vision of ensuring a just and empowered Mukuru community. All programs are either donor funded or administered by a partner through memorandum of understanding.
The community plays a vital role in establishment of programs and in the very essence of existence of the Centre. The Centre works hand in hand and in collaboration with the community to deliver tailor made solutions to the very needs of the people. This is made possible through continuous needs assessments surveys and constant evaluation of existing programs to see to it that they are relevant and beneficial to the beneficiaries. There are Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) who are the eyes and ears of the Centre who act as link with the community. They provide first hand fundamental information pertaining to developments, needs and challenges facing the residents of Mukuru slum.
The Centre has proper structures and policies to ensure that all donor funds are utilized appropriately and to ensure that the envisioned purposes are achieved. A seven member advisory board puts the operations of the Centre on check and works in cooperation with department heads to warrant smooth running of the different programs. The operations of the board are governed by the board’s constitution. The Centre also has well outlined operations manuals for all departments that spell out duties and responsibilities of all individuals working at the Centre.
The Centre largely works with children and families and to safeguard the interests of the children. Ruben Centre has put in place policies such as child protection policy and code of professional conduct to protect minors against any professional misconduct concerning staff.
The Ruben Centre adopts 5 key directions in its programming. Strengthening Organizational Capacity, Providing quality health services, Providing quality and accessible education services, providing social economic empowerment of community members
Our goals for the next five years
Strategic objective 1: To improve access to and provide quality primary, secondary and vocational education
Strategic objective 2: To improve access to and provide quality health care services
Intended impact: improved quality of health and reduced incidences of ill health among community members and reduced child morbidity and mortality
Strategic objective 3: To empower residents of Mukuru community through social and economic development.
Strategic objective 4: To enhance Advocacy and Networking.
Strategic objective 5: To strengthen organizational capacity of the Centre.