Since 2018, GCC has made tremendous achievements, contributing significantly to national efforts aimed at inclusion of youth with disabilities in policies and programming. Today, GCC has programs in health programming, community and public education, sustainable livelihoods, research, outreach and advocacy.
Promote social and economic independence of youth
with disabilities and their families in the informal settlements of Kenya
To promote decent living and full utilization of untapped potential of youth with disabilities through sustainable livelihoods, health programming, community and public education, outreach and advocacy, and organizational growth and sustainability.
The collective focus of Gifted Community Centre GCC, its members and partners is to shape the future of every youth with disability through: educating, epowering, informing and mentoring.
GCC FOR AND BY YOUTHS WITH DISABILITIES
Gifted Community Centre (GCC) is a community-based, youth with disabilities and non-governmental organization founded and registered in Kenya in September 2008 and operationalized in 2018.
Based in the Kibera informal settlement, GCC is formed by and for youth with disabilities–embedding ‘nothing for us without us’ in our work. GCC works with all types of disabilities in the 13 villages of Kibera and in other 46 counties through our ambassadors (youth with disabilities, in and out of school).
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STRATEGIC PILLARS & OBJECTIVES
To enhance economic independence of youth with disabilities and their families
To improve access to SRHR, GBV, mental health, and HIV Prevention services to youth with disabilities.
To create a disability friendly and barrier free community for youth with disabilities and their families.
To influence policy on disability inclusion and informed community
To form a well-functioning and effectively managed organization
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“ Every person can make a difference
and every person should try ”
- John F. Kennedy
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RECENT POSTS & PUBLICATONS
A Research on the uptake of SRH/HIV Prevention services among young girls and women with invisible disabilities in Kibera, 2019- ViiV Healthcare, UK
A Research on the Impact Of COVID-19 among Youth with Disabilities in Kenya, 2020-2021, Leonard Cheshire, UK
My encounter with GCC: My name is Stella Onyango (low vision disability) from Kibera. Below is my story on the impact Gifted Community Centre -GCC has made in my life. In 2019, courtesy of GCC, I joined St. Charles Lwanga a vocational institute where I enrolled in fashion design.
How can persons with disabilities manage their mental health during this COVID Season? Gifted community center has been in the forefront sharing tips, food items as well as other care packages to persons with disabilities during this hard season. We have also been
GCC works with all types of disabilities in the 13 villages of Kibera and in other 46 counties through our ambassadors (youth with disabilities, in and out of school). Therefore we tend to organize meetings and outreachs; As we Mentor, Educate, Inform, Empower, and Advocate.
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“ My name is Stella Onyango (low vision disability) from Kibera. Below is my story on the impact Gifted Community Centre -GCC has made in my life. In 2019, courtesy of GCC, I joined St. Charles Lwanga a vocational institute where I enrolled in fashion design. The programme took one year. GCCs assessment exercise helped me choose the right course which I pursued till the end. ”
“ There were two main driving factors that made me chose this path. My late dad was a fashion designer; I grew up in a set up seeing the sewing machines. This gave me a great inspiration and my interest to develop the skills and knowledge required in the fashion and design industry. ”
“ Life at St. Charles Lwanga happened to be great. They offered quite a wide variety of technical courses. Their main aim was to transfer knowledge and skills to us. I became really fascinated and hoped to give the course my absolute best throughout the year. ”
“ At the Institution there were class representatives in each department. They were assigned to represent and even delegate duties among the students to ensure the smooth running of the Institution. We were all expected to conform to the institution’s rules. ”