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The Ruben Centre works for a just and empowered Mukuru Slum Community. The centre provides access to education, skills training, maternal and child health, and economic empowerment for residents of the Mukuru kwa Ruben slum. It is managed by the East African District of the Christian Brothers (Edmund Rice Development), and is one of eight project sites in East Africa providing key services for one of the biggest slums in Kenya. The Ruben Centre was founded by Sr. Mary Killeen from the Mercy Sisters, known as the Mother Teresa of Kenya, who established the first ever primary school in the slum in 1986. In 2000, at Sr. Mary’s request the Christian Brothers took over the management of the school, which then transitioned into the Ruben Centre as we know it today. Listen as journalist Faith Chege highlights the Ruben Centre and talks to Misean Cara Board Member and former Executive Director of Trócaire Justin Kilcullen. This package was originally broadcast on 4 December 2016 on Ruben FM.