Mlolongo is a town 21 Kilometres from Nairobi and is a fast rising urban housing centre due to its affordable rents. It has a large Muslim population, but lacks educational, social and cultural facilities.
Nuru Mbili Mlolongo Self-help Group was registered with The Kenya government under the Ministry of Gender, Children and social development, registration no 24680, in May 2009. It is located in the Athi River Division and falls under Kathiani Constituency in Kenya.
The aim of this self-help group is to provide educational facilities to the Communities’ children irrespective of religion, creed or caste. The Government has introduced Integrated Nursery School curriculums aimed at preparing children for the pre-primary and primary school entrance. This integrated nursery education facility is severely lacking, and where available, is at a very high cost to the low income residents.
Another objective of the Nuru Mbili Group is to make available a multipurpose centre to be an avenue for social and cultural activities, to double up as prayer centre also. Presently there is no such facility and very little or no community interaction.
It is an aim to provide adult literacy education and teach crafts to its members to help them become self-sustaining. Ladies will be taught cooking, sewing and cutting and computer studies. The space will also provide for students lacking space at home to do their extra studies here, in a safe and healthy environment.
The N.M.S.H.Group was able to obtain through donations two adjacent plots within the residential area. Both the plots were amalgamated into a single title and registered in the name of the Registered Trustees of Parklands Mosque and Madrassa Association, Nairobi, for safe keeping. Ummah Foundation, a Nairobi Based registered Charity, has assisted in the transmission of funds. The development funds when received are paid directly to the Contractor on site against progress achieved and verified by several parties, including the Site Engineer.
The above site has been visited by several Muslim Care trustees and supporters who have seen the progress personally.