Patience and tolerance are essential ingredients for a charity organisation, this is why we chose the name Utulivu which means ‘patience’ in our language. We are a Kenyan organisation that works with women and children to promote healthy living and to integrate into the wider community. We officially launched in August 2004 and welcome women and children from other countries who are resident in Reading, Wokingham, Slough, Bracknell and the surrounding areas.Our work tackles discrimination and helps BME communities to have the opportunities, skills and tools to feel they can participate in the wider community. All of our projects aim to build the capacity of African women and promote their participation in the local communities. We organise social events throughout the year which aim at addressing isolation, stress and depression, while on the other hand we also try to increase and encourage participation and raise self-esteem amongst our members.
To transform communities by empowering them in sourcing, accessing and using information.
Provide a platform and means of collating, storing and sharing information. Develop training platform that meets local community needs
Our core values
In sourcing and disseminating information and supporting the groups we work with, Utulivu will uphold the following principles which underpin everything we stand for and do. The core values are summarised below.
Integrity: We follow robust processes to check the credibility of our sources and ensure that our stories and news updates are factual and also treat all the people we work with, with dignity and respect.
Justice: At Utulivu, we seek equity and fairness for all. Our information channels will offer a voice for the voiceless and seek to influence society to create a more just social landscape.
Service: Utulivu exists to serve, to be an enabler for social cohesion and improvement of lives. To that end, we will devote our resources to meeting the needs of the people we work with.
Transparency: For an organisation dealing in information, we have found it imperative that we open our processes to stand up to scrutiny.