About Us

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.

Vision

Communities that are nonviolent, all inclusive and where the human rights of all are respected and protected.

Mission

Empowering communities through capacity building, advocacy, research and documentation on issues of gender, human rights, nonviolence, law, leadership and governance.

Strategies

  • Trainings, seminars and awareness raising forums
  • Use of ICT as a governance tool
  • Research and documentation
  • Advocacy
  • Mentorship
  • Exchange programs
  • Community dialogue and outreach
  • Legal aid clinics
  • Income Generating Activities (IGAs)
  • Use of theatre for social change

Our Programs

Positive Masculinities

There is undisputable evidence the world over that men are the main perpetrators of violence and women are more often than not on the receiving end whether it is violence perpetrated in the private sphere or in settings of war or civil unrest.

Community Peacebuilding

Sustainable development cannot be achieved in the absence of peace and lasting peace can only be realized through the involvement of all actors within the society.

Gender and Human Rights

Kenya is a signatory to and has ratified the main International and Regional Treaties and Conventions that guarantee civil liberties.

Leadership and Good Governance

There is a clear link between bad governance/poor leadership and most of the social problems in the society which include gender based violence, marginalization and exclusion of women and youth, unemployment and high crime rates.

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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.

Sylvester Kinuthia Kinoo Ward Soccer Official

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.

George Thumbi

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.

Bernard Ngugi

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.

Daniel Otieno MCA Aspirant - Eastleigh South Ward

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.

Rose Arshley Ochuka MCA Aspirant - Kwa Njenga Ward

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.

Chris Njoroge

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.

Purity Muthoni MCA Aspirant, Kimorori Wempa Ward

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.

Nancy Kiemo

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.

Abraham Chombir Village Elder Tarakwa Location

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.

Lucy Njuguna MCA Aspirant - Kihumbuini Ward

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.

Jaqueline Mutere MCA Aspirant - Imara Daima Ward

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

Steve Muthemba A beneficiary of the Positive Masculinities project

Communication is key to peaceful co-existence in our families and our community. Let us talk to each other and not at each other.

Peter Kuria

Latest news

Giving Women a Voice: Advocacy against Electoral Violence towards Women Candidates

On 19th and 20th September 2017, seventeen women from Murang’a and Nairobi Counties who vied for the MCA seats during the 2017 General Election converged at Sagana Getaway resort to share their experiences. They gave harrowing accounts of violence perpetrated against them and members of their families. They also narrated how the entire electoral process […]

Sauti Mtaani Popularization Forums

The objective of the project “Youth and Governance: Enhancing Youth Participation in 2017 General Elections through the Sauti Mtaani Platform within Nairobi County” was to facilitate engagement between youth and MCA aspirants in Nairobi. This engagement was expected to help the youth make informed choices at the ballot. In this regard, 22 aspirants and 92 […]

Anti-Bias Training – Burnt Forest

From 19th to 23rd June 2017, CEEC provided support to GIZ/CPS to conduct an Anti-Bias training that took place in Burnt Forest. In this regard, CEEC mobilized 24 participants from eight farms in Burnt Forest namely Lingway, Kamuyu, Rukuini, Kaplelach, Ndungulu, Chuiyat, Barekeiywo and Kagongo. Three participants were mobilized from each farm ensuring there was […]

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