GIFTED COMMUNITY CENTRE
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).
GCC is a leadership hub for youths with disabilities (young adults with disabilities), where they are capacity built, mentored, and coached to ensure each one of them develops into a leader and role model for and by themselves.
What We Do AT GCC
We Mentor, Educate, Inform, Empower, and Advocate on and for the rights of persons with disabilities.
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.
OUR STORY ON
COMMUNITY OUTREACH & IMPACT
By the end of 2021, GCC had reached out to approximately 1000 persons with disabilities
(including 400 women, 500 youth and 100 children with disabilities, and 100 caregivers/community members)
with comprehensive SRHR, HIV prevention, COVID-19 prevention, GBV, and employability related services/ skills.
It is estimated that GCC reaches close to 10,000 people with information that promotes positive behavior change towards disability inclusion. GCC continues to work closely with other care provider organizations in meeting the needs of the target population in recognition of benefits of partnerships.
STRATEGIC PILLARS and OBJECTIVES
To enhance economic independence of youth with disabilities and their families
Organizational growth and sustainability
To form a well-functioning and effectively managed organization
Research, Outreach, and advocacy
To influence policy on disability inclusion and informed community
Health programming (SRH, Mental health, GBV, HIV Prevention)
To improve access to SRHR, GBV, mental health, and HIV Prevention services to youth with disabilities
Community and public education
To create a disability friendly and barrier free community for youth with disabilities and their families.