Community Education and Empowerment Centre (CEEC) is a national nonprofit making organization based in Kenya which strives to build the capacity of communities to be actors in their own development. CEEC was registered as an NGO in 2012.
Communities that are nonviolent, all inclusive and where the human rights of all are respected and protected.
Empowering communities through capacity building, advocacy, research and documentation on issues of gender, human rights, nonviolence, law, leadership and governance.
- Trainings, seminars and awareness raising forums
- Use of ICT as a governance tool
- Research and documentation
- Exchange programs
- Community dialogue and outreach
- Legal aid clinics
- Income Generating Activities (IGAs)
- Use of theatre for social change
What our beneficiaries say
This was the first time we were having a theme based tournament and the message; Soccer Family says NO to GBV was powerful. Thank you CEEC for bringing the Positive Maculinities project to our ward.
I wish our parents knew about male disempowerment and stress management. Many of them passed on after the post-election violence because they could not accept the fact that they had suddenly lost everything that they had. If they knew what we now know, they would have accepted what had happened and sought help. Let us not follow the example of our parents please.
After learning about gender, I started becoming aware of the inequalities in my community. Since I am a member of a huge youth network in Church, I began mentoring young men to respect women’s rights.
Big up CEEC! The MCA Aspirants’ forum in Eastleigh South was such a success. Personally I am so grateful to CEEC for the support. You are doing what most organizations have failed to do. Citizen participation is very important.
The forum for Women Aspirants at Sagana was very therapeutic after the traumatic experiences we went through. Thanks a lot CEEC for putting it together.
After going through the Positive Masculinities training, I realized just how disempowered I was as a man and how little I understood myself. Although change is hard, I am taking one step at a time towards healthier masculinities.
I am proud of the effort you have put towards women in politics. Change is a process and one day the electorate will be enlightened and break the tradition of money oriented electioneering.
The women’s rights project has given me a sense of worth. I had low self esteem and thought I had nothing to offer my community but meeting CEEC has changed the way I see myself as a worthy woman.
Quoting from Isaiah 11:16 “the lion shall lie down with the lamb“ after an exchange visit between village elders from Burnt Forest and those from Murang’a.
Thanks CEEC for providing an opportunity for us to share and mingle. We were able to offload the stress we underwent before, during and after nominations and election. Keep the up the good work.
Sauti Mtaani helped the electorate assess me through the platform. It also helped me identify specific areas of engagement within the community. In addition, it made my colleagues want to engage with the platform.
Thank you CEEC for the seminar on alcohol and substance abuse. It was evident that our Young men are suffering and they need help. We would like to have more frequent seminars if we are going to save the male youth of Kikuyu
Communication is key to peaceful co-existence in our families and our community. Let us talk to each other and not at each other.
Upon recommendations from a Baseline Survey conducted in 2018, CEEC, with the support of DKA Austria conducted a five days’ youth training on Alcohol and Substance Abuse on 20th – 23rd and 27th May 2019 at the ACK Guest House, Kikuyu. The training brought together 30 male and female youth from the five wards in […]
Under the project “Cohesion Building: Youth Promoting Respect for Diversity in Five Informal Settlements in Nairobi” supported by GIZ-CPS, youth from five informal settlements in Nairobi namely Kibra, Korogocho, Mathare, Dandora and Kawangware went through a three days’ training on embracing diversity in April 2019.Thereafter, they organized four sets of community conversation forums within their […]
Kenya is a country of diversity ranging from ethnic to gender, language, class, political affiliation, and religion among others. Unfortunately, conflicts along diversity fault lines are far too common due to failure to embrace and manage our differences. In almost all election years, ethno-political violence rears its ugly head, leaving in its wake a wave […]