About Us

Who we are

Our Vision:
Our pride is to see a world with no poverty-stricken people, a world full of hope with people living in dignity, security, and tolerance and promoting social justice.

Our Mission:
Is to improve the living standards of people by building positive changes through economic empowerment initiatives that address needs of chronic livelihood in informal settlements.

Our Focus:
We put women and children in the center because women and children are the most vulnerable in the Community
We remain committed to supporting vulnerable and marginalized children and their communities to be free from poverty and to be hopeful in life. We have impacted the lives of millions of children and Mothers and established strategic partnerships with like-minded allies.

Our key areas of work are:

  • – Child protection
  • – Improve education and access to reading materials,
  • – Quality healthcare including water, sanitation and hygiene.
  • – Life skills
  • – Media
  • – Economic empowerment
Big5 Library
Liquid soap making
What We Do?

We’re On A Mission To Solve Problems
in our society

Together we stand, divided we fall.


Children around the world are enrolled in pre-primary, primary and secondary education Yet, for many of them, schooling does not lead to learning. A lack of trained teachers, inadequate learning materials, makeshift classes and poor sanitation facilities make learning difficult for many children This learning crisis is the greatest global challenge to preparing children and adolescents for life, work and active citizenship. Solution Big five Centre is providing this key areas;

1. Access: Gender-equitable access to text books, for both primary and Secondary school to enable learners study ahead of their Teachers and do their homework on time for better understanding and greater results.

2. Access to story books and other reading materials, revision papers to improve learners’ ability to read English and other Languages well.

3. Access to E-learning Materials on our computer and in our YouTube Channel- #big5channel

What we do

1. Digital skills: Digital skills and knowledge support the development of digitally literate children, enabling them to use and understand technology, search for and manage information, create and share content, collaborate, communicate, build knowledge, and solve problems safely, critically and ethically.

2. Life skills: Life skills allows young people to be equipped and be able to navigate personal, social, academic and economic challenges. include: problem-solving, Behaviour change Communications, negotiation, managing emotions, empathy and communication.

Our skills development programming goes beyond the education sector to deliver services through other interventions in Film making, Photography, Soap Making, water, Hygiene and sanitation.

Life Skills for Development

Children are growing up in a transforming world. Technology, migration, climate change and conflict are reshaping society, forcing people across the globe to adapt to unexpected changes in their lives and work. To keep up, children and adolescents must be able to seize opportunities and confront challenges. They need skills to become lifelong learners, secure productive work, make informed decisions and positively engage in their communities.

Water and Sanitation

One of the cheapest, easiest, and most important ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is frequent hand washing with soap and water. But for many children and families, basic water and hygiene facilities remain out of reach in urban Slums like Kanguruwe, Kianda, Soweto and Humama Slums in Nairobi. Forty per cent of the world’s population lacks access to soap and water at home, while 900 million children lack soap and water at their school. Big 5 centre is working with partners to urgently reach them with safe water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. Since the pandemic started in Kenya, we have reached more than 20,000 people in Slums of Kanguruwe, Kianda, Soweto and Humama Slums with such services and supplies. We are committed to make sure that families in Slums get this means of protecting themselves against the virus.