CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Marianne Centre

Physically handicapped children
Marianne Center Foundation

There are around 2.9 million individuals with various forms of mental disabilities in Kenya. Marianne Center Foundation is a vocational training center that offers support to individuals with mental disabilities including autism and down syndrome. The current education system is unable to support young adults who have mental disabilities since they cannot enroll in an ordinary secondary school and are often too old to attend primary schools.

Project Profile

Marianne Center Foundation began in 2010 to help individuals with disabilities aged 16 to 50 years. There are around 40 Kenyans enrolled in this center who have different disabilities including Autism and Down syndrome. The students are divided and grouped into classes depending on their abilities so that they are trained on important vocational skills such as beadwork, baking, farming, activities of daily living (ADL) among others.

The mission of this organization is to make a difference in the life of young adults with special needs and disabilities in order to be self-reliant and easily integrated into mainstream life without fear of stigmatization.


Mutarakwa, Limuru, Kiambu County of Kenya.

Volunteering activities

  • Assist in teaching various subjects such as Mathematics, Language, writing and computer lessons
  • Promoting core activities such as drawing, sewing, bead-work and gardening
  • Running activities of daily living such as cleaning, personal hygiene, etc
  • Organizing extra-curricular activities such as sports and nature walks
  • Provision of guiding and counseling services to the students


The volunteers will be accommodated at the project site where they will have their own rooms and will get basic meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner.