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Dear visitor, welcome to the website of our Embassy in Kenya!

Dr. Wilhelm von Trott zu SolzOur presence in Kenya is a living expression of the good diplomatic relations that exist between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Republic of Kenya. The Order of Malta is engaged in constantly improving the livelihood of men, women and children. Our activities in all countries throughout the world are especially centred on the needs of the poor and handicapped people, regardless of race, religion or gender.

We welcome guests to our website and invite them to help us and our relief organisation to make this world a better place, for the benefit of the needy and the poor, the sick and the handicapped.

Stay together with us in this country of diversity, of wildlife heritage and of breathtaking landscapes and enjoy the warm welcome of its people.

Kangemi Resource Centre

The Kangemi Resource Centre supports non-formal schools by providing training for the teachers. It began in Nairobi in 2006 with the purpose of improving children’s schooling conditions and their level of education. The founder received support from the Order of Malta in Belgium, along with many other generous donors.

The centre currently houses a small library of books and educational materials, and a computer room of 10 computers, 1 copy machine and 2 printers. The centre offers the local community access to the Internet and other services at affordable rates; a facility that was previously unheard of in the slums. Regular training sessions for teachers at non-formal schools are organised at the centre on a regular basis. We currently provide training to a total of 70 schools; this has a direct impact on the education of 10,000 children.

Within the Kangemi Resource Centre is a sewing workshop called Mama Africa. There are currently 10 women who sew saleable items made from local kikoy material. From the sales of the items the woman have been able to improve their lives and those of their families by bringing in some income.