Ujima is an old Swahili word that means “achieved with the help of others”. Founded in 2003, Ujima foundation is a sustainable urban development organization providing employability training to orphaned youngsters that are taking full responsibility for their younger siblings. Unique to Ujima’s approach, we own and run two income-generating properties and a Capacity Building programme to financially sustain our training programme.
Ujima believes all children should grow up in a family set up, and, every year, through training, job exposure and mediation with employers, we enable 180 new youth to access gainful employment, to become self-reliant and to be able to better support their families. Ujima believes the best support we can give our beneficiaries are the tools they need for self-support.
Watch the video made by the Segal Family Foundation, a partner of Ujima Foundation.
Charles Odiambo, the director of Ujima Foundation, interviewed by Colet van der Ven.
We are happy that one of our Alumni Kevin and our social worker Jackline Oketch shall be featured in a documentary in a Dutch Tv station that will also show case why and what we do in the community we serve. Thanks alot E.O Matterdaad and Edukans for amplifying our voices.
As we navigate the current challenging job market amid COVID 19, Today we celebrates the importance of equipping young people with skills for decent employment and entrepreneurship. Thank you Daily Nation for amplifying our voices in todays issue on Skilling the youth. The acquisition of skills by youth will enhance their ability to make informed decision with regard to life and work and empower them to gain access to changing labour markets and viable employment opportunities.
Training of the orphaned care givers to get job and keep that job is our core business. Ujima foundation has achieved this through preparing of the youngsters and equipping them with the necessary tools to be attractive to potential employers.
Since we train our trainees to be self reliant we as an organization want to give a proper example. This means that we strive to become donor independent. To achieve this, Ujima runs Maili Saba Camp in Nakuru and Kisindi Lodge located in Kendu bay.
Some years ago a documentary was made about Ujima by the DOCters. You can now watch this documentary by following the link below.